ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTENTION NOT TO PREPARE AN ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT
PUBLISHED: 10:55 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:55 17 July 2018
UNDER (REGULATION 5 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
(LAND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT WORKS) REGULATIONS 1999
AS AMENDED BY SI 2005/1399, AND SI 2006/618 AND SI 2017/585
MUCKFLEET FLOOD DEFENCE IMPROVEMENT SCHEME
The Broads Internal Drainage Board (BIDB) gives notice of its intention to carry out a project to
1 improve the flood defence banks alongside “The Muckfleet” watercourse between Filby Broad
(TG 45316 12860) and Stokesby New Road (TG 42120 11657).
This project aims to reduce the risk of flooding to adjacent land and help secure the water levels in
Filby Broad, which is used as a drinking water reservoir. It is proposed to do this by reducing the risk
of potential breach of the flood banks through minimising overtopping and improving their stability.
The works will consist of the building up the crest height and back slope profile of the flood bank,
and filling in the existing soke dyke. Material for this will be excavated locally in the form of a new
parallel soke dyke set further into the marshes, which will be designed to encourage habitat to quickly
establish along its entire length.
The BIDB considers that the improvement works are not likely to have significant effects on the
environment and does not intend to prepare an environmental statement in respect of them. However,
a non-statutory Environmental Action Plan (EAP) report has been produced to document the potential
environmental impacts of the scheme and any associated mitigation measures. Appropriate consents
and licenses will also be obtained, where necessary, relating to designated sites and protected species.
An electronic copy of the EAP report is available on request from the address below, or can be viewed
at the same address.
Any person wishing to make representations in relation to the likely environmental effects of the
proposed improvement works should do so, in writing, to the address specified below, within 30 days
of the date of publication of this notice.
Broads Internal Drainage Board
Kettlewell House, Austin Fields Industrial Estate, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE30 1PH
Date: 20 July 2018
Tel: 01553 819600
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