Victoria Pier in Hull.
Victoria Pier in Hull.

Victoria Pier flood defence plans go on show

Victoria Pier flood defence plans will go on show at a public drop-in event on Tuesday 3 September.

Staff from the Environment Agency will be on hand to explain the plans and answer any questions at a pop-up stand on Nelson Street from 12.30pm to 5.30pm.

The proposed work would see the existing steel sheet piles which retain the estuary side replaced and construction of new, higher flood walls along this section of the Humber frontage.

New piling is required as the existing sheet pile walls have reached the end of their life.

Installing the new sheet piles will encroach into the estuary by around 3 metres. The newly-created land area behind the new piles will form part of the Victoria Pier public space.

Design image of Victoria Pier

Helen Tattersdale, of the Environment Agency, said: “We encourage business owners and Hull residents who regularly visit or work in the Victoria Pier area to come down and speak to us about our plans to upgrade the flood defences.

“This work is essential to make the city more resilient to flooding in the future.

“We will be doing all we can to minimise the impact on businesses and members of the public.”

The application for the flood defence work was submitted by the Environment Agency to Hull City Council in July. It is expected to be heard by the planning committee on 9 October.

If approved, the Environment Agency intends to begin work in December. The application is supplementary to the full Humber: Hull Frontage Flood Defence Improvements scheme which was granted permission in December 2018.

For more information, please visit the Environment Agency website.

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