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The planning application for the final major flood mitigation work under the Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme is now live. This follows months – actually years – of detailed surveys, research, technical engineering design work and consultations to create a bund on Potwell Dyke to help protect properties from the Potwell overtopping. There were many environmental issues to consider given the location and nature of the site.
Local interested stakeholder groups will be consulted again as they were during the design stage.
Members of the public may inspect copies of the application, plans and other documents submitted with it online at
Details of the application can also be inspected at Nottinghamshire County Council, Development Management, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP and Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, Nottingham, NG24 1BY during normal office hours but you are advised to contact the case officer David Marsh on 0115 9932574 before you travel to County Hall.
Anyone who wishes to make comments should by 11th February, email or write to NCC at County Hall.
It won’t appear on the NSDC portal as Nottinghamshire County Council is the determining planning authority in this instance.
There are diagrams of the bund, cross sections, photomontages and explanation of the works.
To help navigate through the documents, here is a selection….
Chapter C – Site and Scheme description
Chapter F – Biodiversity and Arboriculture plus Appendix F6 and F7
Appendix C2 – Layout and cross sections
Appendix E3 – Landscape proposals
Appendix C3 – Penstock control valve
Appendix E4 – Photomontages/Viewpoint…/planning…. You are invited to comment by 11th February. Residents ‘downstream’ who suffered flooding from Potwell Dyke in 2013 welcome this long-awaited project which is the result of years of planning, design and consultation with interested neighbours and users of the relevant area.

Pond Life in Southwell – Squires and Edward Cludd Ponds

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Southwell Town Council is committed to improving biodiversity and with this in mind we are focused on enhancing Squires and Cludd ponds, in the beautiful War Memorial Recreation Ground. Part of the watercourse begins at the natural spring at Edward Cludd pond near Southwell Minster School, and runs into the Potwell Dyke, eventually reaching Squires… Read more »

National Flood Forum webinars

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Flood Mitigation, insurance - Flood Re, National Flood Forum Bulletins, Natural Flood Management, Planning, SuDS.

National Flood Forum has been arranging a series of zoom meetings during lockdown with a series of expert speakers. Topics covered a range of relevant topics including ‘Working with local Councils’, ‘Weather forecasting’, ‘Digital maps’, ‘Riparian owners and management’, ‘Natural Flood Management’, ‘Working with water companies’, ‘Planning framework’, ‘SUDS and adoption’. These have been immensely useful… Read more »

Beneath the Waterline – the personal ‘cost’ of flooding

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flooding News.

Phiala Mehring has experienced flooding and is heavily involved in flood risk alongside her day job. She is PhD researcher at Reading University – her original research project was “Get your water out of my lounge: Understanding institutional constructions and public perceptions of flooding and flood risk management.” She has done further extensive research on… Read more »

Sainsburys Consultation July 2021

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Flood Mitigation, In The Press, Planning.

Here’s a link to the newsletter about the Sainsbury’s consultation This can be printed off for people who don’t have access to the internet.   Here’s the online ‘public exhibition’ consultation Here’s the link for the feedback form   You can contact Sainsbury’s Community Representatives Phone: 0800 080 3262 Email: