Draft Strategy Consultation Extension

Draft Strategy Consultation Extension
Following a Project Team meeting on the 14th December the consultation period for the Blyth Estuary Draft Strategy has now been extended until Friday 29th February 2008.

Draft Estuary Strategy Technical Supporting Documents
Reports detailing the technical aspects of the Blyth Estuary Draft Strategy are now available to view online following this link. If you have any comments on them then please contact the team, link to "Contact Us" page.

Blyth Estuary draft strategy
A handout detailing the Blyth Estuary draft strategy is now available following this link. They will also be available for collection at the drop-in sessions on Friday 28th & Saturday 29th September 2007.

To download the draft strategy document, click here.

If you have any comments then please contact the team, link to “Contact Us” page

Blyth Estuary Flood Risk Management drop in session – Public Notice
The Environment Agency is holding two drop in sessions. More details here.

Environment Agency defers formal consultation on strategies
Having just undertaken the preferred option consultation on the Blyth Estuary Strategy it has become clear that there are constraints (particularly financial) surrounding its implementation. These will require further consideration. With this in mind we are reviewing our programming of major strategies and we will therefore be deferring formal consultation on the remaining Suffolk estuaries until this is complete. In the meantime the project team will be happy to update interested parties on an informal basis and will advise when formal consultation will resume.

Environment Agency’s response to the questions posed by John Gummer MP
To download the Environment Agency’s response to the questions posed by John Gummer MP at the public meeting at Southwold on the 7th November, click here.

To download the minutes from the first public meeting, click here

To download the minutes from the second public meeting, click here

Summary of Consultation Responses to Date
Click here to review a summary of the responses received from the previous rounds of consultation on the Blyth Estuary Strategy.

Click here to review a summary of the responses received from the previous rounds of consultation on the Alde and Ore Estuary Strategy.

Click here to review a summary of the responses received from the previous rounds of consultation on the Deben Estuary Strategy.

Archive News

Deben Preferred Option Public Exhibition Postponed
The public exhibition presenting the Preferred Option for the Deben Estuary due to be held at The Bull Hotel, Woodbridge on Wednesday 2nd November has been postponed until further notice.

Deben Shortlisting Options Drop-in Session
Tuesday 7th June 2005 at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club from 4 – 7pm.
Environment Agency SES Project Manager, Nigel Pask and SES Local Liaison, MikeSteen will be on hand to answer any questions on the current stage of the DebenEstuary Strategy.

Deben Shortlisting Options Consultation due to commence in May 2005.

Consultation documents for the Shortlisting of the Deben Estuary Flood Management Options will be distributed from 9th May 2005. We are also holding a public exhibition to present these options on Wednesday 25th May 2005 in the Carlows Room at The Bull Hotel, Chapel Street, Woodbridge, from 2pm until 7pm.

Summary of the Consultation Responses to the Alde and Ore Shortlisting Consultation Stage

Click here to review a summary of the responses received from the shortlisting stage of consultation on the Alde and Ore Estuary Strategy


Alde and Ore Options Shortlisting Consultation:
To use the online questionnaire to comment on the Alde and Ore Estuary Options Shortlisting Consultation Document, click here
To download the "Alde and Ore Estuary Options Shortlisting Consultation Document", click here.


Blyth Options Shortlisting Consultation
Consultation documents for the shortlisting of the Blyth Estuary Flood Management Options will be distributed from Wednesday 27th October 2004. We will be holding a Public Exhibition on Wednesday, 17th November 2004 between 2pm and 7pm in The Beachcomber Room at Southwold Pier, Southwold.

To use the online questionnaire to comment on the Blyth Estuary Options Shortlisting Consultation Document, click here
To download the "Blyth Estuary Options Shortlisting Consultation Document", click here.


Deben Options Exhibits at Local Libraries and various Yacht Clubs from mid-August until 13th September 2004.

General Options Exhibits for the Deben Estuary Flood Management Strategy Exhibition are to be displayed at Felixstowe and Woodbridge Public Libraries and various yacht clubs from mid-August until 13th September 2004. The exhibits will provide residents and interested parties with drop-in facilities to view posters on the general flood management options being considered at this stage of the Strategy development and pick up consultation leaflets and comment forms.

To comment on the Deben General Flood Management Options, click here.
To download the “Deben Estuary Strategy Options Consultation Leaflet”, click here.


Alde and Ore Options Exhibits at Local Libraries and Yacht Clubs through late May to 15 June 2004.
General Options Exhibits for the Alde and Ore Estuary Flood Management Strategy are to be displayed at Aldeburgh, Leiston, Woodbridge and Saxmundham Public Libraries and the Yacht clubs at Aldeburgh, Slaughden and Orford during late May to 15 June 2004. The exhibits will provide residents and interested parties with drop-in facilities to view posters on the general flood management options being considered at this stage of the Strategy development and pick up consultation leaflets and comment forms.

To comment on the Alde and Ore General Flood Management Options, click here.
To download the “Alde and Ore Estuary Strategy Options Consultation Leaflet”, click here.


Introducing the Deben Estuary Flood Management Strategy Public Exhibition to be held on 25th February 2004.

A public exhibition to introduce the Deben Flood Management Strategy will be held in The Deben Annexe of the Woodbridge Community Hall, Woodbridge on Wednesday 25th February 2004. The doors of the exhibition will be open from 2pm to 7pm. This will be the first stage of consultation for the Deben Flood Management Strategy.

To comment on the Deben strategy, click here.
To download ‘Introducing the Deben Strategy Consultation’ document, click here.


Public Exhibition on Options for the Blyth Flood Management Strategy to be held 24th February 2004.
A public exhibition to present all the options to be considered for the Blyth Estuary Flood Management Strategy will be held in The Beachcomber Room at Southwold Pier, Southwold on Tuesday 24th February 2004. The doors of the exhibition will be open from 2pm to 7pm. This will be the second stage of consultation for the Blyth Flood Management Strategy following on from the introductory public exhibition held in June 2003.

To comment on the Blyth options, click here.
To download the ‘Blyth Options Consultation’ document, click here.


1st Annual Forum of the Planning partnership for the Alde and Ore Estuary
The first annual forum of the Planning Partnership for The Alde & Ore estuary took place on Saturday 17th January 2004 at the Town hall, Orford, Nr. Woodbridge, Suffolk. For further information about the planning partnership please visit www.aldeandore.net or download the brochure for the meeting here.


Introducing the Alde and Ore Estuary Flood Management Strategy Public Exhibitions Held

A series of public exhibitions were held to introduce the Alde and Ore estuary strategy. The events were held at the Church Hall in Aldeburgh on the 26th November and at the Town Hall in Orford on the 27th November. Environment Agency staff were on-hand to answer any questions and record comments that people had on the management of the estuary. This was the first stage of consultation for the Alde and Ore strategy.

These exhibitions followed a series of 5 held through June and July of 2003 to introduce the work being carried out for all of the Suffolk Estuarine Flood Management Strategies being carried out on the estuaries of the Blyth, Alde and Ore and Deben.


Public views sought at Waldringfield flood defence exhibition

The Environment Agency has been studying options for the management of flood defence at Waldringfield, Suffolk ahead of the full Deben Estuary Strategy.

Members of the public were invited to attend a public exhibition outlining the preferred option for flood defence in Waldringfield, at Waldringfield Village Hall on Tuesday 25 November. This is the second stage of consultation for the flood defence study.
For an acrobat version of the preferred option consultation document please click here.


SES Newsletter
The seventh issue of the SES newsletter is now available to read. A new edition of the newsletter will be produced quarterly throughout the duration of the strategies. These will keep people informed of topics of interest and the progress of the strategies in each of the estuaries.