Chance to see Horncastle flood defence plans


People living and working in Horncastle will have a chance to learn about multi-million pound flood defence plans before the Environment Agency and its partner organisations submit them for planning approval this Spring.

Drawings and information sheets will be on display at Horncastle library during the last week of January (26-31)

Environment Agency staff will also be on-hand for question and answer sessions on Monday (10.30am-4pm), Thursday (10am-3pm) and Saturday (11am-1pm).

The long-awaited £8.1million Horncastle scheme will see a flood storage reservoir – or washland – built to reduce flood risk from the River Bain.

The proposed washland will include new earth embankments and automatic control structures which will manage water levels through the town.

Town and District Councillor Fiona Martin - a long time campaigner for the defences - urged people to attend the sessions and “have their say.”