Calstock Flood Alleviation Plan on Display

The Environment Agency is holding a public drop-in session at Calstock next week to explain how potential works could reduce flood risk to local homes and businesses, and benefit the environment.

According to EA, the current embankment by the River Tamar which protects Calstock from flooding is in poor condition and needs replacing.

Dan Boswell of the Environment Agency said: “The existing flood defense embankment in Calstock protects property and community assets but is in poor condition and unsustainable in its current position. By moving it inland it can be maintained to a better standard to increase its effectiveness at reducing flood risk and allow the creation of inter-tidal habitat to help offset the impacts of rising sea levels on wildlife.”

The Calstock plan includes:

  • managing flood risk to the community, and the impacts of climate change;
  • protecting the environment and visual landscape of Calstock and the Tamar Valley as an important recreational amenity;
  • enhancing the environment by attracting additional wildlife to the improved local habitat on land reconnected to the river.

The drop-in session on the proposed work will take place in the Kelly Room of Calstock Arts on Wednesday 8 November 2017, from 3pm to 8pm.

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