Planning Application submitted for second Flood Alleviation Scheme for Thatcham

Land off Tull Way, Thatcham

With the first of several planned flood alleviation schemes complete at Little Copse (south-east of Cold Ash Hill), it is time to embark on the second scheme.

An application for flood alleviation work adjacent to Tull Way, backing onto Henwick Close and Ashmore Green Road, has been submitted by West Berkshire Council.

Unlike the Cold Ash Hill scheme, which is a flood retention pond, the Tull Way scheme will involve the construction of a bund (as can be seen protecting Bucklebury Village) and will protect some 200 houses in the Bowling Green Road and Thames Road area.

This bund is not intended to hold water permanently but only temporarily hold back exceptional volumes from surface run-off, which the drainage system cannot immediately cope with.  The bund will then release the stored water into the existing system over a longer period, thereby allowing time for better management of these exceptional volumes.

This circular has been delivered to households that are most likely to benefit from the protection offered by the Tull Way scheme.

Applications for funding to construct the remaining flood alleviation schemes will be greatly enhanced if the Thatcham community is fully supportive.  Thatcham Flood Forum has worked very hard to get to this stage and would therefore be grateful for your support to achieve completion of the entire plan.

The plans for the Tull Way scheme can be inspected at Thatcham Town Council Offices in Brownsfield Road during normal opening hours, or online at comments or queries can be directed to Thatcham Flood Forum or West Berkshire Council at any time.

Further information about these schemes is available from:


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