Godalming Flood Alleviation Scheme
Godalming has a history of flooding with four notable events in recent years, in 1968, 1990, 2000 and 2013. During the most recent 2013 flood, Meadrow and Catteshall Road areas were flooded with access from Meadrow to Godalming severely restricted. To reduce flooding in the Meadrow/Catteshall area and to create resilience to the homes and businesses affected by the 2013/14 flooding, a flood wall will be built along the banks of the Hell Ditch with a demountable flood barrier on Catteshall Bridge Road. This will reduce the likelihood of flooding to at least 90 properties in the area.
On Monday, 22 October 2018 work started to establish the site compound and access at the Lammas Lands.
The Godalming Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) is a partnership project between the Environment Agency, Surrey County Council, Waverley Borough Council, Godalming Town Council, Thames Water, Scottish & Southern Electricity, Regional Flood & Coastal Committee, the Godalming Flood Group and the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP.
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If you see blockages in the river channel which pose an immediate flood risk then this should be reported directly to the Environment Agency’s incident line on 0800 80 70 60