The Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA) Ecology Mitigation and Flood Defence Project is delivering a new flood defence scheme for Avonmouth Severnside, along a 17 kilometre stretch of coastline to protect local communities and reduce flood risk to at least 2,500 homes and businesses, now and in the future. The project also includes creating new habitats for important wildlife specific in the area and to help enhance and grow the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area to reach its economic potential.
Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council granted planning permission for the project in 2019.
The project is a joint partnership with South Gloucestershire Council as the lead partner, Bristol City Council as a partner and the Environment Agency as a partner and delivery partner.
The project is being jointly funded. Funding of £63m has come from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Economic Development Fund, administered by the West of England Combined Authority; £32.5m from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and £4m from the Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.
A joint venture between BAM Nuttall and Mott Macdonald (BMM JV) was appointed by Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council and the Environment Agency to undertake the detailed design of the flood defences and construction of the flood defences and wetland areas. The main construction work started in Summer 2020 and will be carried out on a phased basis until 2024. Please read our latest e-newsletter for the latest information.