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Selly Park North Drop – In Event


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July 18, 2016
3:00 pmto8:00 pm

Have you recently been affected by flooding?

If the answer is yes then we want to hear from you. Join us on:

Monday 18 July 2016 between 3pm–8pm

At Selly Park Tavern (Skittle Alley), 592 Pershore Road, Selly Park, Birmingham, B29 7HQ

The Environment Agency and Birmingham City Council want to hear about your experiences, explain what we’re doing to help reduce flood risk, and help you prepare for future flooding.

Background

There are over 100 properties at risk of flooding in Selly Park North, with a significant number of these having flooded on Thursday 16 June 2016. This event was similar to the previous flooding experienced in this area in September 2008, but was notably more significant in scale.

Whilst Selly Park North is situated on the left bank of the River Rea, the community flood primarily due to the Bourn Brook overtopping at Pershore Road (one of the main arterial routes into the city).

Just upstream of the Pershore Road Bridge is the old Pebble Mill Sports and Social Club (a remnant of the old Pebble Mill BBC television Centre). Historic modifications and the introduction of a constriction under the Pershore Road have resulted in the site flooding on a number of occasions, with flood waters then spilling onto the highway and into the Selly Park North community.

Changes in how central government fund flood risk management schemes mean that how much funding you can get is based on how much public benefit your project will have, e.g. how many households are better protected from flooding.

If your project qualifies for capital grant which only pays for some of the works, then we need to get the rest of the money through ‘partnership funding’.

Working with Calthorpe Estate’s and Birmingham City Council, we have developed a combined solution, consisting of upstream storage and improvements to the way water flows underneath the Pershore Road.

The proposals are to be enabled by development on the sports and social club site, providing amenity facilities and accommodation for visitors and students of the new university medical centre (recently developed on the Pebble Mill BBC studios site, on the opposite bank).

The development proposals will form part of the alleviation works and provide the land required to enable these works. It also provides a significant amount of the required funding needed to deliver the scheme.

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