The Perry Barr and Witton Flood Risk Management scheme in Birmingham stretches from the One Stop Shopping Centre in Perry Barr to Hurricane Business Park, near Bromford.
There are 1,408 properties at risk from this section of the River Tame; including 774 residential and 634 commercial properties.
We’re proposing to repair existing defences and build new ones. This will significantly reduce flood risk in the area for flood events with between a 1 in 100 and 1 in 185 chance (1% - 0.5% annual probability) of occurring in any one year.
The scheme includes improving the flood defences along Brookvale Road and Tameside Drive, providing new defences at Tame Road and Elliot Way, and the removal of structures which currently impede flood flows.
Perry Barr and Witton Indicate Plans (PDF, 669KB)
The Perry Barr and Witton Flood Risk Management Scheme is one of four separate projects that take forward the recommendations of the River Tame Flood Risk Management Strategy (published in May 2011), which aims to reduce flood risk to people and property along the River Tame.
River Tame Flood Risk Management Strategy
4th November 2013
On the 11th and 12th October we held two public drop in sessions at Witton Community Centre to present the updated designs and provide local residents, businesses and landowners the opportunity to raise their questions about the scheme. The sessions provoked much thought on ways to improve the visual aspect of the flood walls, especially along Tameside Drive and Brookvale, and also highlighted issues we need to addresses before January 2014.#
MADE held a successful painting activity for Deykin Avenue Primary School to explore the present and aspirational wildlife and habitats of the River Tame, triggering the children to think about what the river means to them and their area.
4th October 2013
We launched our funding workshop and recognition scheme to much fanfare on 3rd October at Aston Villa Park. In attendance were businesses large and small from the local area and beyond registering their interest and support towards the enhancement of the flood wall design.
Special thanks to Nestle, Cleone Foods and Ivor Lewis (Witton Flood Action Group) for their informative and thoughtful presentations.
December 2013: A full planning application will be submitted to Birmingham City Council
September/October 2014: Construction start dependent on approval of planning application.
August/September 2015: Finish Construction
For more information
Please contact our Public Liaison Officer on:
Tel: 07540 630938
To find out how to prepare yourself and your property for flooding visit our flood action web page and use use the documents below: