River Pinn and Cannon Brook flood reduction consultation

Closed 9 Apr 2018

Opened 14 Mar 2018

Results Updated 21 May 2018

We have now reviewed the responses to the consultation and are using these along with technical considerations, environmental and social impacts to develop the options futher. Please download the document below for a full report on the consultation, responses and next steps.

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Published Responses

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Overview

The River Pinn catchment is in the west of the Greater London area. It flows through the London boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon before joining the Frays River in Uxbridge. The Pinn is joined by several smaller rivers along its length, including the Cannon Brook in Ruislip. It is also fed by numerous outfalls which convey excess rainwater to the river. The rivers flow generally in open channels made of earth, passing through various bridges and culverts.

Communities in the River Pinn catchment have experienced flooding several times, most recently in June 2016. We have been working with Hillingdon and Harrow Councils to better understand the causes of this flooding and identify actions that could reduce the risk in the future.

Our objectives

We want to:

  • better understand the risk of flooding in the River Pinn and Cannon Brook catchments
  • collaborate with others to develop flood reduction proposals which maximise benefits for people and the environment
  • work with local communities to ensure they understand our proposals and the actions they can take to be more prepared for flooding
  • work with our partners to find funding from other sources to help us deliver viable flood reduction proposals.

Our proposals will not eliminate the risk of flooding, only lessen it.

We need to continue to work with our partners and communities to find funding for these proposals. The project is currently partly funded by central government and local levy, but there is still a need to find more funding, for example from organisations and businesses that will benefit. We can only progress proposals if they are fully funded.

We are running 3 drop-in sessions whilst the consultation is open where you will be able to discuss the options we have developed to manage flood risk for the whole of the River Pinn and Cannon Brook catchment. Each session will focus on the area geographically closest to the venue but if you can't attend the closest one then we will have all of the information to hand at all of the sessions. Please see below for details of the events.

We will provide a full summary of the consultation responses on our website within 6 weeks from the end of consultation, and before the proposals we decide to take forward are selected.

Why We Are Consulting

We want to get feedback from our partners and local communities who will benefit or be impacted by our initial flood reduction proposals. The feedback provided by this consultation will help us identify which proposals to take forwards for further development.

What Happens Next

We will publish a summary of your responses on our website within 3 months of the consultation closing and before the proposals we decide to take forward are selected.

We will continue to work with our partners and communities to find funding for these proposals. The proposals are currently partly funded by central government, but there is still a need to find more funding, for example from organisations and businesses that will benefit. We can only progress to a scheme if it is fully funded.

UPDATE May 2018 the consultation response report is now available along with a summary of your responces.

Audiences

  • Businesses
  • Charities
  • Statutory organisations
  • NGOs
  • Members of the public
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Local councils

Interests

  • Business and industry
  • Flood management
  • Water resources
  • Habitats and wildlife