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. 

The target date for completion is 2025 and 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?

To complete this work and to enable to go ahead with the project we will of course need to work closely with local communities, businesses and organisations. In order to obtain Environment Agency approval to access national funding and to build a strong business case for other funders such as the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, an overarching strategy is being developed. This includes the need to complete modelling and studies, including environmental studies to help make sure that we are doing the right thing in the right way.

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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.

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Funding & Partners:

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

Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project