Having completed an outline design and business case, the Environment Agency is now working on the detailed design for the Lewisham and Catford flood alleviation scheme.
The £17.7 million flood alleviation scheme, being delivered in partnership with Lewisham Council, will help manage the risk of flooding to approximately 990 homes.
Lewisham Council recently received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund which helps the flood alleviation scheme. They expect to start construction in 2019, with the scheme being operational by 2021.
The detailed design stage will include:
- further engagement with the community, land owners and user groups to seek views in spring 2018;
- investigation works on site;
- submitting a planning application in 2018.