Open water swimmers have raised concerns!
SCC Cabinet Meeting – 10-10-2023 – Supplementary Agenda – Extract from page 50 of 56
CABINET MEMBER BRIEFING TO COUNTY COUNCIL
NAME: Marisa Heath
River Thames Scheme (RTS): RTS will reduce flood risk to communities and deliver environmental benefits; access to new green open space, increased biodiversity, and new opportunities for active travel. The Spelthorne section of the flood alleviation channel will be created by connecting the existing lakes (the design principle for many years) as it reduces construction, carbon and creates a more natural looking environment.
Open water swimmers have raised concerns of Ferris Meadow Lake and the RTS have agreed to carry out a feasibility study to determine if an alternative alignment, either completely or partially bypassing Ferris Meadow Lake, is feasible. Technical specialists are looking at the feasibility of alternatives and are aiming to deliver consultation in early 2024, with stakeholder engagement to follow.
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