The Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA) Ecology Mitigation and Flood Defence Project is the most significant project of its type in the West of England’s history. It is a partnership between South Gloucestershire Council, Bristol City Council and the Environment Agency. The majority of the funding is from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Economic Development Fund, administered by the West of England Combined Authority. Other sources of funding are the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and from the Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.
The project will protect our communities against anticipated rising sea levels and play a key role in unlocking future economic growth in ASEA. The flood defences will help make the mix of industrial and former industrial areas and greenfield sites in ASEA viable for commercial development. It will also help protect and enhance valuable natural habitats and the wildlife which uses them.
Watch Richard Bonner – Chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership and Councillor Toby Savage – Leader of South Gloucestershire Council – talking about the benefits of the project for for the West of England.
Richard Bonner – Chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership
Councillor Toby Savage – Leader of South Gloucestershire Council
We’ve come together with Bristol City Council and the Environment Agency to protect people’s homes and businesses from flooding. The project will also restore and boost natural environments and will improve existing walking routes to help people enjoy the spectacular views of the Severn Estuary.