The Environment Agency has received planning permission for a crucial part of the multi-million pound St Austell Resilient Regeneration flood scheme (StARR)
Oct 16, Environment: The StARR project consists of a series of innovative measures to help store and manage the flow of water through the Par and Sandy River catchments and thereby reduce flood risk to over 800 homes and businesses in St Blazey and Par.
The Environment Agency has now received planning permission for the major river works on the Par River and Treffry Canal. The conditional planning permission includes:
construction of a new sheet pile wall north of St Andrews Road
construction of a new sheet pile wall and embankment south of St Andrews Road
approximately 250m of new sheet piles set back and clad in stonework, and rebuilding the existing embankment
Many years of development and planning have led to this key milestone.
Tom Fletcher, of the Environment Agency’s Strategic Projects Team, said:
It has taken a lot of hard work to get to this point and I am very pleased to see this very important stage being delivered.
It is a credit to the hard work put in, not only from the officers and consultants who work for the Environment Agency, Cornwall Council and other key partners, but also to the members of the local community who have been on this journey with us for many years using their own time to help us. We hope to take the project into its delivery stages with that continued backing and support from local people.