Boston Barrier TWAO Public Inquiry


Decision Announced

The Secretary of State issues his decision letter following the Public Inquiry.

View the Decision Letter

View the Made Order

The Inquiry closed 31st May 2017

Click here for Closing Letter issued by The Planning Inspectorate.

The Boston Barrier Transport and Works Act Order, if made, will confer upon the Environment Agency the powers necessary to construct and operate a new tidal barrier with a moveable gate across the river Witham (also known in this location as the Haven) in Boston Lincolnshire. The Order would also authorise the construction of a new building to enable operation of the barrier, new flood defence walls on both banks of the Haven, a replacement gate across the entrance to the existing Wet Dock at the Port of Boston and to execute ancillary works, including dredging of the river. The Order would confer powers on the Agency to acquire, compulsorily or by agreement, land and rights in land and to use land for the purposes of the works. It would also confer other powers in connection with the construction, operation and maintenance of the works.

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