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Bridgwater Tidal Barrier – Update on choice of location and gate type

Posted on 15th March, 2017 in News

The construction of a tidal barrier for Bridgwater is a key component of the 20 year flood action plan for Somerset. The Environment Agency and Sedgemoor District Council are working in partnership to deliver the barrier by 2024, subject to funding and approvals. Our previous consultation documents can be viewed at:
http://www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/bridgwaterbarrier and

Site location – A consultation was held in September to consider two locations to site the new Bridgwater Tidal Barrier. These were:

  • Site 4 – approximately halfway between Dunball Wharf and Express Park
  • Site 5 – between Express Park and Chilton Trinity Village

During the consultation period, social media posts were viewed over 3700 times and approximately 150 people attended the meetings and events held for the public, stakeholders and local businesses. A total of 78 responses to the consultation were received indicating there is continued support for a barrier. Over half of the 78 responses favoured Site 4 as the preferred location for the barrier.

View the full PDF here