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Southwark Council reveals plans to alleviate flood risk in Herne Hill – Have your say on planning applications

LATEST:  (28 Feb 2014) Following input from residents, plans have been amended and consultation extended.  Please see main applications on the planning register for revised plans and send comments to  Applications are still scheduled for the planning sub-committee on 11 March 2014

UPDATE (16 Jan 2014). Search planning register at 

Flood Alleviation application numbers are

Dulwich Park – 13/AP/4517, and 13/AP/4547

Belair Park – 13/AP/4479, and 13/AP/4545

Southwark Community Sports Trust  – 13/AP/4478 and 13/AP/4546


Plans for a £3.4m pioneering flood alleviation scheme in Herne Hill have been announced by Southwark Council.

The £3.4m pilot scheme is being funded by the Environment Agency (EA) and Thames Water (TW) and will see flood management measures put in place in Belair Park, Southwark Community Sports Grounds, Turney Road and Dulwich Park.

The scheme provides an innovative model which the EA and TW hope to adopt and promote across the country following successful delivery.

The design proposals involve the construction of above and below ground storage to capture overland flow during periods of heavy rainfall. Whilst on the Turney Road site there are plans to introduce kerbside drainage and additional pipe work to route local surface water to the storage facility in the sports ground.

More details at

Consultation with local groups in Dulwich and Herne Hill is starting.  See the following presentation from the Southwark Flood Risk and Drainage team who gave a talk at the Turney Road Residents’ Association on 12 October 2013.   Turney Road TRA Presentation_Dulwich 12-10-13

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