Tag Archives: Flood Action Plan

Key flood schemes poised to start: road closures announced

Work on two major Somerset County Council schemes to protect communities on the Levels and Moors from flooding are due to the start at the end of the month. The road-raising at Muchelney and the introduction of four new culverts on the A372 at Beer Wall are scheduled to start on 29 September. The works […]

Full steam ahead for village flood prevention work

Work has begun this week (August 20) on a flood protection scheme for the village of Thorney on the Somerset Levels, one of the communities badly hit by winter floods. It is part of the 20 Year Flood Action Plan (FAP) for Somerset, where county and district councils, the Environment Agency, the Somerset Drainage Boards […]

Green light for vital flood schemes

Two schemes to protect communities on the Levels and Moors from the impacts flooding have been given the go ahead by Somerset County Council. A scheme to raise one of the roads into the village of Muchelney by more than a metre and another scheme to introduce four new culverts on the A372 at Beer […]

New Minister visits Somerset Flood Action Plan leaders

Leaders of the Somerset Levels and Moors Flood Action Plan (FAP) met new Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss today (Monday 28 July), as part of her first visit to Somerset to receive an update on flooding. In an informal meeting with the Minister, members of FAP’s Leaders Implementation Group told her about the Plan as well […]

Beer Wall and River Sowy drop-in

Residents are being reminded that they can drop-in and find out more about plans for flood prevention works on Beer Wall today. The plans for works that would prevent the closure of the A372 at times of flood and increase the capacity of the River Sowy is being shared with the public. A drop-in event […]

Beer Wall and River Sowy: Drop-in event

Plans for works that would prevent the closure of the A372 at times of flood and increase the capacity of the River Sowy will be shared with the public this month. A drop-in event in Othery Village Hall on Tuesday, 22 July, 3-7pm, is being jointly hosted by the Environment Agency and Somerset County Council […]

Flood Action Plan leaders welcome cash boost

Leaders of all the agencies working to reduce the risk and impact of flooding today welcomed Government investment of up to £13m for works as part of Somerset Flood Action Plan. The money is part of the Growth Fund and has been awarded to the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) – […]

Somerset’s role in shaping EU policy

An important piece of work which will shape the EU’s policy in building resilience against flooding and other natural disasters has been developed by Somerset County Councillor Harvey Siggs. Cllr Siggs travelled to Brussels on Thursday (26 June) to present his opinion to regional leaders from all EU member states at the Committee of the […]

Minister gets Flood Action Plan update

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson was in Somerset yesterday to receive an update on the Levels and Moors Flood Action Plan. His latest visit to County Hall underlined the continued Government commitment to the Plan that aims to reduce the impact and risk of flooding in extreme weather. The Plan is being coordinated by Somerset County […]

£12.3m boost for flood-hit roads

Somerset County Council has welcomed news of a £12.3 million boost for the county’s flood-hit roads The Council made a bid to Government for a share of £183.5m set aside for road repairs, and has been awarded £12,335,841 – the largest share for any council in the South West. The money will be used for […]