TRANSPORT AND WORKS ACT 1992Notice ID: BOU1515784
TRANSPORT AND WORKS ACT 1992
THE TRANSPORT AND WORKS (APPLICATIONS AND OBJECTIONS PROCEDURE) (ENGLAND AND WALES) RULES 2006 ? RULE 14(2) PROPOSED BRIDGWATER TIDAL BARRIER ORDER NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AN ORDER
The Environment Agency ("the Agency") of Rivers House, East Quay, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 4YS is applying to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under section 6 of the Transport and Works Act 1992 for the Bridgwater Tidal Barrier Order to be made under sections 3(1 )(b) and 5 of that Act.
The proposed Order, if made, would authorise the Agency to construct and operate a new tidal barrier with twin vertical lift gates across the river Rarrett in Bridgwater, Somerset, together with a new building to enable operation of the new barrier, reinforcement of existing and construction of new flood defence embankments at Chilton Trinity, Pawlett and Combwich, fish and eel passage improvements on the rivers Yeo (atAblake Weir, Long Load Sluice and Witcombe Bottom Tilting Weir), Parrett (at Ham Weir, Monk's Leaze Clyse and Thorney Mill Sluices), and Isle (at Midelney Pumping Station) in South Somerset and the river Tone (at Bishop's Hull Gauging Station, Bradforo-on-Tone Weir, Firepool Weir, French Weir and Longaller Weir) in Somerset West and Taunton and to execute ancillary works. The proposed Order would authorise the compulsory acquisition and the temporary use of land and confers other powers in connection with the construction, operation and maintenance of the works. The Order would also confer powers to alter, stop up and divert existing paths and streets.
The Order application is to be made subject to an environmental impact assessment. The Order application contains a statement that a direction for deemed planning permission is being applied for in relation to the development that would be authorised by the Order. A copy of the Order application, and of all plans and other documents submitted with it, may be inspected free of charge from Thursday 19 December 2019 until Thursday 13 February 2020 (excluding Wednesday 25 December 2019, Thursday 26 December 2019 and Wednesday 1 January 2020 which are Bank Holidays) by visiting the following locations?
Rivers House, East Quay, Bridgwater, Somerset TA4 6YS
Binford Place, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3LF
Somerset West and Taunton Borough Council
The Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton TA1 1HE
South Somerset District Council
Petters House, Petters Way, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2HT
BDB Pitmans LLP
50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL
Mondays to Fridays: 0800 to 1700
Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
Please call the venue ahead of your visit on 03708506506
Mondays to Thursdays: 0930 to 1700 Fridays: 0930 to 1600 Saturdays: 0900 to 1400 Sundays: Closed
24 December 2019:0930 to 1300; 31 December 2019:0930 to 1600
Mondays to Fridays: 0800 to 1700 Saturdays and Sundays: Closed Closed from 1300 on 24 December 2019 until 0800 on 2 January 2020
Mondays to Fridays: 0900 to 1600
Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
Closed until 1100 every 3rd Thursday of the month
Closed from 1500 on 24 December 2019 until 0900 on 2 January 2020
Mondays to Fridays: 0930 to 1730 Saturdays and Sundays: Closed Closed on Friday 27 December 2019
A copy of the Order application, and of all plans and other documents submitted with it, may be obtained from BDB Pitmans LLP, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL (attention Pam Thompson: Telephone: 020 7783 3437; E-mail:
). A charge may be payable.
Copies of these application documents can also be viewed and downloaded free of charge from the project website at:
. Any objections to, or other representations about, the proposals in the Order application should be sent to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, do Bridgwater Barrier TWAO Team, Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Team, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Seacole Block, 3rd Floor -SW Quadrant, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF (FloodsCasework8defra.gov.uk
) on or before Thursday 13 February 2020.
An objection or representation MUST (i) be received by the Secretary of State on or before Thursday 13 February 2020, (ii) be made in writing (whether sent by post or e-mail), (iii) state the grounds of the objection or representation, (iv) indicate who is making the objection or representation, and (v) give an address to which correspondence relating to the objection or representation may be sent. (If you are sending your objection or other representation by e-mail, please provide a postal address.)
The Secretary of State may make complete copies of any objections or other representations public, including any personal information contained in them, and will copy them to the Agency as the applicant for the Order.
BDB Pitmans LLP
Solicitors and Parliamentary Agents acting for the Agency 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL
18 December 2019