for new River Parrett tidal barrier set to go on show
for a tidal barrier across the River Parrett near Burnham-On-Sea
are set to go on show at a public drop-in session this month.
of the aims of the proposed tidal barrier is to prevent major
flooding on the Somerset Levels to the scale seen in 2013 and
"The Environment Agency and Sedgemoor District Council are
working in partnership to deliver the barrier by 2024, subject
to funding and approvals," said council spokeswoman Claire
in December, CH2MHill were appointed as consultants to explore
various technical options for the design."
"Over the next 18 months, we will be looking at a range of
potential locations, gate arrangements and operating regimes for
drop-in session will be held on Thursday, March 10th between 2-7pm
at Bridgwater Art Centre in Castle Street for people to hear the
latest news about the scheme.
"The event will be an opportunity to ensure that all thoughts
and opinions are taken into consideration, so please come along
and chat to the project team."
One of the possible designs for the barrage being considered