Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project on Display

Residents and businesses in Lowestoft are invited to have their say on proposals to reduce flooding from rivers and extreme rainfall, as well comment on the appearance of the permanent defenses, the Waveney District Council said in their latest release. 

The Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project aims to reduce the risk of flooding from the sea, rivers and from extreme rainfall.

The project, which is currently estimated to cost £32.5 million, is due for completion in 2020 and includes the creation of a permanent tidal wall which will be built around the harbor to protect against tidal surges, with a tidal gate located near to the Bascule Bridge to prevent surge water entering Lake Lothing.

A public consultation started earlier this month, inviting people to comment on the look of the permanent defenses and also have their say on proposals for reducing flood risk to properties vulnerable to flooding from rivers and rainfall.

The project team are also looking for views on the environmental aspects of the permanent tidal defenses.

In addition, a drop-in event will be held between 2pm and 7pm on Thursday 30 November at the Riverside building in Lowestoft allowing residents the chance to view consultation documents and plans.

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