Consultation is a key component to the successful delivery of the scheme, the project team will aim to engage with all stakeholders at various periods.

Consultation events will take place at various stages in the project, and will include a series of engagement activities with key stakeholders and the public throughout the delivery of the scheme.

The project team aim to ensure consultation is consistent, coordinated and comprehensive, such that positive and negative feedback associated with the scheme’s proposals can be effectively incorporated or mitigated.

The project team have set up three stakeholder groups during the option appraisal stage:

The purpose of these stakeholder groups is to gain a better understanding of issues that may significantly impact the design of proposed flood defences and options considered at the option appraisal stage.

In due course, further stakeholder groups are likely to be initiated, particularly when a preferred scheme has been identified and more detail on the design of flood defences is required. Further information on stakeholder groups will be published on this web-site in in due course.