Your views on the environmental aspects of the tidal elements of the project

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 2020 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.

We are seeking your views on

  > a potential scheme to reduce flood risk to Lowestoft from rivers and extreme rainfall (fluvial)

  > proposals for the look of the walls and barrier to reduce flooding from the sea (tidal) 

  > the environmental aspects for the tidal elements of the project (this survey)

  > views from river and harbour users


This survey is about the environmental aspects for the tidal elements of the project. Please see the www.lowestoftfrmp.org.uk for the other surveys

* 1.
We believe that the key topics and issues which need to be considered as part of the environmental assessment for the tidal elements of the LFRMP are as follows:


1. Biodiversity, flora and fauna (potential impact on roosting bats, nesting birds, spread of Japanese seaweed, loss of subtidal habitats and fauna of unknown value)

2. Historic environment (potential impact on the setting of designated heritage assets (e.g. listed buildings, Conservation Area) and unknown archaeological assets which may be present within the footprint of the proposed scheme)

3. Landscape (potential changes in townscape and impacts on a range of visual receptors including the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club and Port House Listed Buildings)

4. Transport and navigation (potential for impact on the local road network, particularly the A47, navigation through the Bascule Bridge channel, operations at the Royal Suffolk and Norfolk Yacht Club)

5. Population and health (noise and vibration disturbance to local residents and businesses, impact on port operations, disruption to boat users, the Lowestoft Marina and The Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club)

6. Water and hydromorphology (potential for impact on underlying groundwater aquifer, risks to water quality, changes to the ecology and morphology of the estuary and coast)


Please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement and reason for this for each of the key topics identified. Please identify any additional issues which you think should be considered.
Are there any other topics that you think should be considered? If so, please describe below.


  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
Biodiversity, flora and fauna
Historic environment
Landscape
Transport and navigation
Population and health
Water and hydromorphology

* 2. Please highlight any key issues which you think should be considered as part of the environmental assessment for the pluvial and fluvial elements of the LFRMP

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