Members of our project team were delighted to take part in a community litter pick on 24th September at Severn Beach in South Gloucestershire. Thirty five people, including Pilning & Severn Beach Parish Council chairman Alderman Peter Tyzack, litter picked as part of the Great British Beach Clean 2021 Week, and Spruce Up the Severn initiatives.
The Severn Beach area will benefit from new flood defences as part of the ASEA project. New flood defence walls to the north of Severn Beach are now largely complete. There has been significant progress too on the installation of new flood defence walls to the south.
Overall, the project will provide 17km of improved flood defences when complete in 2026/2027, from Lamplighters Marsh in the south to Aust in the north, reducing flood risk to around 2,500 homes and businesses. The defences will supplement existing flood barriers and help protect the area from the increased risk of flooding from climate change and rising sea levels.
The project will also create a minimum of 80ha, the equivalent of 112 football pitches, of new wetland habitats to support the internationally important Severn Estuary’s bird species, and improve walking routes.
The project is a partnership between South Gloucestershire Council, Bristol City Council and the Environment Agency.