- 9th December 2016
- Posted by: Sophie Smith
- Category: Blog
The Catchment and River Restoration Team has recently won a new feasibility project with Buckinghamshire County Council.
The project aims to explore the implementation of a range of natural flood management options in the Leck catchment, possibly in combination with some more traditional engineering solutions, to reduce flood risk to vulnerable properties in the village of Leckhampstead near Buckingham. The work will include catchment assessment, modelling and stakeholder engagement activities.
Buckinghamshire County Council and JBA have already organised an initial evening meeting with Leckhampstead residents to explain the project approach, to listen to the views of residents and to gather local knowledge about the catchment, flooding incidents and issues. The wider project partners have also come together to discuss shared interests in the project, its intended outcomes and to co-ordinate the exchange of relevant datasets and catchment information (past and present). They also discussed the additional benefits that natural flood management interventions can provide to the environment and society.
Want to know more?
For more information on the project please contact Steve Rose, Technical Director in Natural Flood Management. You can also find out more about our Catchment & River Restoration Team and how they can help you on our website.