Work begins on the Houghton Regis Flood Alleviation Scheme this week with some tree felling and clearance work.
Main construction is scheduled to commence in late-June. The Environment Agency's delivery partner, BAM Nuttall, will be following the latest guideline from Public Health England regarding safe working on construction sites during the Coronavirus pandemic. They will ensure the safety of staff, partners and the communities in which they are working in. As this health guidance is updated they will review and reflect any changes necessary to ensure work is carried out safely on site.
For more information please visit out project page.
The project is due to be complete by spring 2021.
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This stretch of river suffers from heavy silt deposition caused by reduced flows, dredging in the 70s, and the ponding effect of a weir. The aim is to restore the river to a silt-free, gravel bedded, shallow, fast flowing stream, with riffles and pools capable of supporting water crowfoot and breeding trout.