BART has been attending site visits to gain landowner permissions within the South Brook catchment for the delivery of the Natural Flood Management (NFM) works. Schemes have been identified via BART’s previous survey work. This work could contribute towards reducing flood risk to local infrastructure, homes and businesses.
The South Brook catchment, near Melksham, Wiltshire has been identified as a priority flood risk area by both the Environment Agency and Wiltshire council. In 2018 the area was subject to significant flooding when many houses were flooded and the main A365 closed.
Map of South Brook flow pathways which have been surveyed by BART
Lauren, BART’s project manager, is leading the South Brook NFM project which will complement existing work programs by identifying and implementing opportunities, such as leaky dams to attenuate peak flows, and increasing the storage capacity of existing pond-like features which collectively aim to contribute towards reducing flood risk by storing flood waters on their natural flood plain. To find out more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org