The flood alleviation scheme includes a wall running along the south bank of the Thames, between Caversham and Reading bridges. The wall will go underground as well as up higher than current walls. The construction will require the permanent loss of all trees along the path.
The Environment Agency’s proposals include a large earth wall, or bund, running the full length of the meadows. The structure is likely to be covered with earth and grass, but all bushes and trees will be cut down and no new plants will be allowed. The bund will run along the edge of the meadows, […]