A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Road Improvement scheme

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A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Road Improvement scheme

Received 28 April 2021
From Environment Agency

Representation

Our Full Relevant Representations will be sent via email. Overview and issues of concern We reserve our right to add to or amend the matters set out in this Relevant Representation. We will keep the matters set out under review and update the Examining Authority on progress with the resolution of these issues at the appropriate point as the pre-examination stage or examination itself progresses. There are still a number of important outstanding issues that have been submitted as part of the draft DCO and accompanying information that require further attention or resolution. These are: 1. Flood Risk To ensure the scheme does not increase flood risk to or from the proposed route and to ensure we maintain operational access for river maintenance. 2. Navigation To protect this navigation route for river users. 3. Pollution Prevention To ensure satisfactory pollution control measures are in place and ensure maintenance or improvement of water quality standards within local water bodies. 4. Groundwater Protection and Contamination Further groundwater assessment is required. Assessment methodology requires adjustment. We have concerns over proposed continued dewatering. 5. Biodiversity Further updated ecological assessments are required. Consideration should be given to timings of works within watercourses to avoid sensitive times for biodiversity. These matters are discussed in full in the attached appendix.
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