Boston Barrier Transport & Works Act order application

Closed 5 Oct 2016

Opened 23 Aug 2016

Results Updated 14 Nov 2017

Ground investigation works

Ground investigation works are are being carried out to provide essential information for the design development for the proposed future delivery of the Boston Barrier Scheme. Find out more here

Public Inquiry documents

To view the Proofs of Evidence of the Environment Agency’s witnesses and additional core documents for the Public Local Inquiries, please read from EA/1/1.

Our Statement of Case for the Boston Barrier Scheme contains particulars of the case we propose to put forward at the local public inquiry into the TWAO Application.

If you are experiencing problems downloading the files you can view the documents at specified locations here.

Files:

Overview

The Boston Barrier is part of a phased approach to reduce the risk of tidal flooding to over approximately 14,300 properties in Boston over the next 100 years.

Orders under the Transport and Works Act 1992 (the TWA) can authorise guided transport schemes and certain infrastructure projects in England and Wales.

The Environment Agency (“the Agency”) of Kingfisher House, Goldhay Way, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 5ZR is applying to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under section 6 of the Transport and Works Act 1992 for the Boston Barrier Order to be made under sections 3(1)(b) and 5 of that Act.

Putting the scheme into practice could mean implementing changes that would affect people in the local area. Because of this, applications for TWA orders have to follow a set procedure which allows people to give their views on the proposals.

More information about the application can be found here.

If you are experiencing problems downloading the files you can view the documents at specified locations here. Alternately please get in touch with our project team at boston.barrier@environment-agency.go.uk and we will do our best to help.

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Ground investigation works

Ground investigation works are being carried out to provide essential information for the design development for the proposed future delivery of the Boston Barrier Scheme.

Find out more:

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What Happens Next

The Secretary of State will consider all representations and then decide if a public enquiry should be held to consider them.

Audiences

  • Recreational and commercial river users
  • Businesses
  • Charities
  • Statutory organisations

Interests

  • Business and industry
  • Flood management
  • Fishing and boating
  • Water quality
  • Habitats and wildlife
  • Permits
  • Environmental permitting