Community engagement on possible variations to the Estuary Plan

Community meetings have been arranged to discuss a number of possible variations to the Estuary Plan following the flood risk assessment report by HR Wallingford.   It has become clear that consideration must be given to providing some surge tide storage area.   Both reports that were completed last year identified the benefits of a ‘flood release valve’ at Iken to allow water to move onto the land in a surge event which would relieve the water levels in the upper estuary and reduce flood risk to Snape, Aldeburgh and Ham Creek.   It will be very important to have your views so please try to come to one of these drop-in sessions:

Orford Town Hall: 8th March 2-7pm                       

Aldeburgh Church Hall: 13th March 2-7pm

Snape Village Hall: 14th March 2-7pm

Following these drop-in sessions, the Partnership will be holding their Annual Community Meeting at Snape Maltings Recital Room 14th April 10.30am-1pm and there will be a number of presentations to inform and discuss the scheme options under consideration.   There are potentially significant differences from the agreed plan and it will be important to have as broad a discussion as possible.


Amanda Bettinson

Partnership Secretary