ASEA project welcomes local planning group for special site visit

Last month the ASEA project team hosted a site tour for The Avonmouth Planning Group, as part of the team’s ambition to involve the local community. Once complete, the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area Ecology Mitigation and Flood Defence Project (ASEA) will deliver 17km of flood defences from Aust in South Gloucestershire to Shirehampton in Bristol.

The team took the group on a minibus tour of the site, stopping to see the progress of the work and its benefits in the area.

The tour took visited the Bristol Port, along the River Avon Road, to see the precast flood defence wall and sheet piled flood defence wall, the flood defence at Severn Beach and outfall structure at Cake Pill. More information on the flood defences being constructed can be found here.

Tony Bajjada, ASEA Public Liaison Officer and Stakeholder Manager from contractors BMMJV, said: “Hosting the Avonmouth Planning Group at our site was a fantastic chance to show them how work here has progressed. Our work aims to protect the local community from risk of flooding and we really value actively engaging with local communities to share our work milestones and achievements.”

Christine Chard, Avonmouth Planning Group member, said: “We want to say thank you to everyone involved in our tour of the flood defence work, which was very informative and showed the extent of work both visible and invisible that is involved.”

The day was a great success and the team would like to thank to thank the Avonmouth Planning Group for attending, as well as the Bristol Port for their involvement, cooperation and help in coordinating the visit.