BDB Pitmans acting for East Suffolk Council on £67 million Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project
BDB Pitmans is acting for East Suffolk Council in relation to the Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project, a £67 million project funded by East Suffolk Council, Suffolk County Council, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, the Government Green Recovery Fund and supported by the Environment Agency. The aim of the project is to mitigate the risk of flood caused by tidal surges to homes and businesses in the town of Lowestoft by constructing a flood wall and tidal barrier in and around the Port of Lowestoft.
Construction work for the walls commenced on site in May 2021 and is due to complete in spring 2023, with package two of the flood wall construction having commenced in January 2022. Once completed, the project will support the economic growth and regeneration of Lowestoft.
Lead by planning and infrastructure partner, Sarah Clark, and supported by real estate legal director, Katy Klingopulos, BDB Pitmans has been supporting the Council in securing agreements with local stakeholders and landowners to enable construction of the flood walls and in respect of the Transport and Works Act Order to secure the relevant permissions to facilitate the construction of the tidal barrier.
Further information can be found about the project, here.
Sarah Clark recently spoke at the Built Environment Networking Flood Risk and Development Conference on the push by local authorities and government to invest more heavily into flood defences.
Watch the recording of the session, below: