Flooding Issues in the City and County - The Environment Agency discuss their approach

14th October 2014: 6pm Arrival and registration for a 6.30pm start to presentations. Finish at approx. 8.30pm

Jonathan Vann from the Environment Agency will talk about the flooding issues affecting the City and County and the approach that the Agency is taking to combat these problems. He will review this from a planning dimension and outline the planned investment projects.

The Environment Agency is currently starting work on part of the first phase of Leicester’s flood risk management scheme - the first in a series of green infrastructure and conveyance improvements along the River Soar. There are approx 7,000 properties at flood risk from main river flooding in Leicester, specifically from the River Soar and its urban tributaries. There are also approximately 4,000 properties at risk from surface water flooding. Further works along the River Soar corridor are planned for 2015.

The Environment Agency and Leicester City Council are currently working together to progress several phases of works to help reduce flood risk in Leicester. The first phase is a series of green infrastructure and conveyance improvements along the River Soar. The proposals will help reduce flood risk to approximately 2,000 properties.

The Environment Agency are currently producing a business case to seek approval to deliver the proposals using Government funding. The Environment Agency are aiming to start construction of the proposed works during 2015

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