West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has welcomed the formal publication of the Tenbury flood defence scheme allowing local people to share their views on the proposals.
The scheme’s outline plans were shown to residents and business owners at a consultation event held at the Regal Theatre this week. A second event will be run on November 30.
The feedback will be incorporated into a formal plan which will be considered by Malvern Hills District Council early next year. Work is expected to start on the scheme in the Spring.
“It is great news that the scheme is finally public and local people are able to have a good look and share their views.
“Lots of people have already given their opinions but I feel it is essential to get as many people as possible getting involved.
“It is a complex scheme which includes flood walls, bunds and gates and it is essential that we get the right scheme for the town which offers the best possible protection for homes and businesses.
“I’ll be meeting with the Environment Agency myself to hear their latest news on this scheme and I’ll continue to engage with local people and hear their views as we get closer to formally applying for planning permission to get on with the build.”