Views needed on schemes to improve the River Avon running through Chippenham

Wiltshire Council has teamed up with the Environment Agency to launch two consultations to improve the River Avon which runs through Chippenham.

A proposed scheme being led by the Environment Agency, involves the removal of the aging radial gate and weir in Chippenham and replacement with smaller weirs to enhance the amenity and ecological value of the river, along with additional enhancements to the river throughout the town.

To support this new project, they're running  a consultation on the development of a Chippenham Avon Project Masterplan to provide better flood mitigation, improve the public realm through the town centre and to provide a focal point for the town.

Residents are being asked to complete a questionnaire after they have viewed the consultation material. All comments received will be kept on a public file and may be anonymously published.

Comments must be received by Wiltshire Council no later than 5pm 28 May 2024.

By post or hand to: Major Projects, Wiltshire Council, The Council House, Bourne Hill, Salisbury, SP1 3UZ