Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project | Suffolk

Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project

The Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project is about developing a way forward to reduce the risk of flooding from the sea, rivers and from extreme rainfall. On this website you will find important information about our project and its goals (past and present), as well as advice and details on how you can get involved.

Project background

During the December 2013 tidal surge over 160 homes and businesses in Lowestoft were flooded. In addition to this road and rail networks were significantly disrupted. The Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project is about developing a way forward to reduce the risk of flooding from the sea, rivers and from extreme rainfall. 

When finished, the project will support the economic growth and regeneration of Lowestoft and reduce the risk of flooding to existing homes and businesses.

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What is involved?

In July 2020 the project was awarded £43m from the Government as part of the Green Recovery fund. This, added to funding from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, Flood Defence Grant in Aid, Local Levy contributions, funding from the Department of Education and contributions from Suffolk County Council and East Suffolk Council means that the project is able to move to construction.

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Working with you

A vital part of the project is working with and consulting local communities, businesses and organisations. Your views are important. At various points in the project there will be public consultations, providing everyone with a chance to have their say. We will also be meeting with communities and businesses throughout the process. To see how we are engaging with people locally and to get involved click below.

A Virtual Visitor Centre has been launched to enable you to keep up to date with the project, as well as offer a space to leave feedback and ask any questions. The Visitor Centre can be visited here.

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Funding & Partners:

East Suffolk Council
New Anglia
HM Government
Anglian Water
Suffolk County Council
Environment Agency
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
Managed by:
Coastal Partnership East
Contractor:
Balfour Beatty
Consultants:
Jacobs
Consultants:
JBA Consulting

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Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project