River Ouse embankment repairs

6 September 2022

Essential flood embankment repairs beside the River Ouse during September and October 2022.

Railway Land Nature Reserve

Repairs to the embankment on the west bank of the Ouse, between the Winterbourne Stream and Southerham Rail Bridge will begin on Monday 5 September 2022. 

The embankments help to better protect residential and commercial properties in the Lewes Town Centre West area from river flooding, reduce the exposure of the railway embankment to flood water (which could impact its structural integrity) and protect Lewes Railway Land Nature Reserve and water meadows from exposure to brackish water. 

To find out more or and download a map of the planned work visit:

Lewes to Hamsey

Embankment repairs on the west bank of the Ouse, between Lewes and Hamsey will begin in the week commencing 12 September 2022.

The embankments help to better protect residential and commercial properties in the North Street Quarter and Talbot Terrance areas of Lewes from flooding, reduce the exposure of the railway embankment to flood water and also protect Offham Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) from exposure to brackish water.

 

To find out more or and download a map of the planned work visit:

Public footpath access

To complete the project safely it will be necessary to occasionally divert or close some sections of the footpath. The Environment Agency has apologised for any inconvenience this causes.

How to contact the Environment Agency 

If you have any questions about the work, please contact the Environment Agency by calling 03708 506506 or emailing: ssdenquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk

Do you live or work in an area at risk of flooding?

Find out at: www.gov.uk/check-if-youre-at-risk-of-flooding

The Environment Agency will be carrying out essential flood embankment repairs beside the River Ouse in two Lewes locations during September and October 2022.

 

 

By The Living Coast

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