Flood alleviation plans for Louth

Louth was hit by severe flooding last August. EMN-150119-164255001
Louth was hit by severe flooding last August. EMN-150119-164255001

People living and working in Louth are invited to learn about flood alleviation plans before the Environment Agency and its partner organisations submit them for planning approval 
this spring.

Drawings and information sheets will be on display at Louth library during the first week of February and Environment Agency staff will also be on-hand for question and answer sessions and in Louth on Monday, 11am-5pm, Thursday, 1pm-6pm and Saturday 10am-12pm.

The scheme is set to be submitted for planning permission in March and the £6.5 million project will create two reservoirs outside the town to reduce risk from the River Lud.

The proposed Louth washlands will include new earth embankments and auto control structures.

Andrew Barron, Flood and Coastal Risk Management Senior Advisor at Environment Agency, said: “We are making good progress with these important and long-awaited schemes and are busy preparing to submit planning applications to make them a reality. They have been developed through a strong partnership with the county council, town and district councils and internal drainage boards and we now want to give people the chance to see our plans.

“We would therefore encourage as many people as possible to visit their local library and find out more about what we are doing to reduce flood risk to their homes and businesses.”