The Leominster Flood Alleviation Scheme has been in operation since the 1970s to protect the town from flooding from the River Lugg. The existing scheme consists of raised embankments and walls throughout the town, and a bypass channel to the north.
The Environment Agency has undertaken a review to assess if the existing scheme is being utilized to its full potential, and assess options to improve protection from river flooding to properties in The Marsh area of Leominster.
Currently, the Agency is proposing to upgrade the existing scheme to protect properties in line with modern standards. The proposed work will increase existing flood defense levels with a series of new flood walls and raised embankments.
The proposed improvements will help reduce flood risk for a significant number of properties in The Marsh area.
Staff from the Environment Agency and Herefordshire Council will be available at the drop-in session to inform the local community of the results of the review and discuss the proposed works. They will also be on hand to answer any other flood related questions that members of the public may have.