IWA Welcomes Public Inquiry into Boston Barrier

IWA Welcomes Public Inquiry into Boston Barrier

16 November 2016

IWA has welcomed an announcement by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrea Leadsom MP, that a public inquiry will be held in the new year into the Transport and Works Order application for a tidal barrier on the River Witham at Boston, Lincolnshire.

IWA called for a public inquiry when submitting its views about the impact to safety and navigation of the proposals to the Secretary of State a few weeks ago, and was among a number of organisations expressing concerns.

Gren Messham, Chairman of IWA’s Navigation Committee, said “The announcement that there will be a public inquiry is great news as it will enable IWA and others to put forward the case for better provision for navigation, through re-instating the inclusion of a parallel lock and improvements to the waterfront in Boston through water level management”.

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