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Archived news from 2005

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BESL exhibition at the Royal Norfolk Show in 2005

BESL attended the Royal Norfolk Show in 2005, manning a stand for the Broadland Flood Alleviation Project. Exhibition boards were set up for local people to view, competitions were run with "Bugs and Beasts", pond dipping, with a microscope to view the finds for our younger visitors!

Click here to read more about BESL at the Royal Norfolk Show

BESL engineer wins CIWEM East of England Graduate Paper Competition

Matthew Philpot, BESL Engineer, won the CIWEM (Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management) East of England Graduate Paper Competition in April 2005. In addition to submitting a paper Matthew was required to give a presentation on his research.

Matthew's study, entitled 'A Novel Wave damping device for the protection of riverbanks from boatwash waves' was based on an experimental study conducted as part of his BEng (Hons) degree course and looked to investigate methods of artificially replicating the wave damping effects of submerged vegetation.

Click here to read more about the graduate paper competition

Compartment 32 Phase 2 - Herringfleet Marshes

Compartment 32 phase 2, Herringfleet Marshes, comprises a 2.3km stretch of floodbank on the right bank of the River Waveney. BESL submitted the planning application for the second phase of this compartment on 28th February 2005 and worked started on site in April 2005.

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Compartment 5 - St Benet's Level and Ludham Marshes

Compartment 5 comprises 10.9km of floodbank along the right bank of the River Thurne and Womack Water and the left bank of the Rivers Ant and Bure. The planning application for the major improvement works received approval at the Broads Authoritys Planning Committee on 4th February 2005. These works will be carried out over two years, between April 2005 to September 2005 and April 2006 to September 2006.

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BFAP Stakeholder Forum 2005

On 27th January the Project held a Stakeholder Forum at Norwich City Football Club. The 2005 event was a follow up to the initial Stakeholder Forum held in February 2003 to develop a Strategic Environmental Framework for the Project.

Click here to read about the 2005 Stakeholder Forum

Opening of Wherrymans Way

On 28th May 2005 BESL attended the opening of Wherryman's Way, a new long distance footpath between Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

BESL's exhibition included information on various aspects of the Project including environmental mitigation and consultation . Team members were available to answer project-related questions throughout the day.

Compartment 21 - Chedgrave Common and Hardley Marshes

The planning application for the works received approval at the Broads Authoritys Planning Committee on 22nd July 2005. This compartment covers an area of 280 hectares and the proposed flood defence improvements along 5.75km of floodbank will protect Chedgrave Common and Hardley Marshes in the Yare Valley, Norfolk.

Click here for more information about Compartment 21 Planning Application

 

Compartment 26 - Beccles Marshes

The planning application for the works received approval at the Broads Authoritys Planning Committee on 22nd July 2005. This is for flood defence works at Beccles Marshes adjacent to the right bank of the River Waveney.

Click here for more information about Beccles Marshes (Compartment 26)

Compartment 35 Phase 3 - Haddiscoe Island

The planning application for the major improvement works received approval at the Broads Authoritys Planning Committee on 22nd July 2005. This is for flood defence works at Haddiscoe Island adjacent to the left bank of the River Waveney and the right bank of the River Yare comprising rear face floodbank strengthening and crest raising together with temporary site compounds and associated engineering operations.

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Broadland Flood Alleviation Project Wins Contract Journal Award 2005

The Broadland Flood Alleviation Project has won a Contract Journal Award (6th October 2005) for its Public Private Partnership (PPP) and strong relationship with its stakeholders.

Five years into the 20 year scheme to improve and maintain Broadlands flood defences the judging panel were impressed with the projects ability to meet the challenges of a continuous workload within an area of national and international environmental significance. One judge commented - We were impressed with the responsiveness of the arrangement with local people. There was an excellent communications system, including local forums with water users, farmers and residents.

Stokesby Maintenance Scheme

A maintenance scheme in the village of Stokesby has recently been completed. The principal aim of the works was to install a new concrete ramp from the grassed rond area near Stokesby Outfall No. 2 to launch and recover boats from the River Bure.

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Compartment 27 Castle Marshes

The planning application for the works was submitted to the Broads Authority (via Waveney District Council) on 21st October 2005 and approval was given at the Planning Committee meeting on 8th January 2006. This is for flood defence works at Castle Marshes adjacent to the right bank of the River Waveney.

Click here for more information on Compartment 27 Castle Marshes

Compartment 2 South Walsham Marshes

The planning application for the works was submitted to the Broads Authority (via Broadland District Council) on 20th December 2005 and was granted on 3rd March 2006. This is for flood defence works at South Walsham Marshes adjacent to the right bank of the River Bure.

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Compartment 28 Barnby, Carlton and Share Marshes

The planning application for the works was submitted to the Broads Authority (via Waveney District Council) on 25th November 2005 and approval was given at the Planning Committee meeting on 3rd February 2006. This is for flood defence works at Barnby, Carlton and Share Marshes adjacent to the right bank of the River Waveney.

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