Tag Archives: River Sowy

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 […]

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) – […]

Council welcomes major investment in Somerset

Somerset County Council has welcomed today’s news of the Government’s Local Growth Fund which will provide up to £36 million to fund projects across Somerset. The cash will be used to improve infrastructure such as roads and roundabouts and prevent future flooding, as well as being invested in training and used to boost the county’s […]

Flood relief plans move step closer

Plans to help prevent significant flooding in parts of Somerset and improve the county’s roads moved a step closer this week after a key decision. Proposals totalling more than £20m were rubber-stamped by Cllr Harvey Siggs, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet member for Highways, on Monday (May 12). The schemes, which are all subject to feasibility […]

How the money will be spent to help prevent future flooding

The Projects Funding from the £10m levels and moors highways funds will be allocated to the following projects: Approximately £1m has already been used to clear-up the area and make the roads safe to use following floods. We are seeking to claim some of this back through a separate government fund (The Bellwin Fund). £75k […]

£20m of proposals to help prevent significant flooding in future unveiled

Proposals totalling more than £20m promising to help prevent significant flooding in the Levels and improve the county’s roads were unveiled by Somerset County Council today. And in a news conference this morning, it was revealed that some of the biggest schemes could be started and finished this year – before further winter floods. The […]