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Environment Agency start consultation with public to build low level flood wall in Tonbridge to protect roads including Avebury Avenue and Barden Road

The Environment Agency plans to build a low level brick wall in Tonbridge to help protect homes from future floods.

The 300 metre wall will run along the back of the communal car parks in Avebury Avenue from flats 48 to 108, the dentist in Barden Road and flats 112b to 112g in Barden Road. 

The EA says that the communal gardens and flow paths in Avebury Avenue acted as flow paths for the River Medway when it burst is banks last year. The wall should stop this from happening.

Flooding around Tonbridge last year. Picture by: Matthew Walker
Flooding around Tonbridge last year. Picture by: Matthew Walker

More than 80 homes in Danvers Road, Barden Road and in the roads south of Avebury Avenue were flooded in December last year.

The EA does not believe the works will detrimental to the environment and does not intend to prepare an environmental statement. 

They should be sent to: Melanie Fuller, Technical Advisor, Partnership and Strategic Overview Team, West Kent Environment Agency, Orchard House, Endeavour Park, London Road, Addington, Kent, ME19 5SH.

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