The Environment Agency gives notice (on behalf of Somerset Rivers Authority) that an Environmental Statement has been prepared in respect of proposed improvement works to the flood defences on the River Sowy and King’s Sedgemoor Drain in the Somerset Levels and Moors, Bridgwater, between Parchey Bridge, Chedzoy (NGR ST 35179 37741) and Monk’s Leaze Clyce Sluice, Langport (NGR ST 40939 27604), over a 14 kilometre stretch.
The proposed improvement works will involve the following: improving the existing flood banks by raising the bank to a consistent flood defence level along sections of the watercourse and creating a number of different ecological enhancements. Outfall structures will also be modified as required to accommodate the new design level.
Copies of the statement may be inspected online via https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/wessex/river-sowy-and-ksd-enhancements.
Any person wishing to make representations in relation to the likely environmental effects of the proposed improvement works should do so via the Citizen Space survey or to the following email address: email@example.com, within 30 days of the statement being published on Citizen Space (currently planned to go live on 15th August 2020).
Should you have any problems with using the Citizen Space facility, you can reach the project team on 07950 955 527 for further assistance. If no representations are received in respect of the environmental effects of the proposal within this time period, then the proposal will proceed to be implemented. It is anticipated that works will commence in Autumn 2020.
Lead Project Manager
Environment Agency, Manley House, Kestrel Way, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7LQ