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Padiham residents invited to see latest developments for Flood Risk Management Scheme

Posted: 29/09/21

Environment Agency Press Release: 29/09/2021

  • The Environment Agency, Burnley Borough Council and partners have been working together to develop proposals for a Padiham Flood Risk Management Scheme.
  • Residents are invited to see the latest developments on Tuesday 5th October 2021
  • The Padiham Flood Risk Management Scheme will better protect 150 homes, businesses, public buildings and key infrastructure once complete.

Residents are being invited to see the latest developments on the Padiham Flood Risk Management Scheme at an upcoming community drop-in session.

Taking place on Tuesday 5th October 2021 at the Ballroom in the Town Hall, 83 Burnley Road, Padiham, BB12 8BL, the event will provide an opportunity for people to find out more about the scheme’s progress and how it will manage future flooding from the River Calder, Green Brook and surface water impacts.

The drop-in session will take place from 1pm until 8pm and will provide an overview of the latest developments as well as any changes.

Teams from the Environment Agency will be available throughout the event to discuss and answer any questions that residents may have. Staff will also be adhering to the latest Covid-19 guidance.

Jo Driffield, Environment Agency Flood Risk Advisor, said:

“We have considered many options to reduce flood risk in Padiham and we are looking forward to sharing our latest plans. River modelling is complete and the detailed civil engineering designs are progressing so now is a great time to be able to update the community with next steps.

“We would encourage everyone to come along to the drop-in session to learn more about our ongoing work and see what this means for the town.”

For those unable to attend the drop-in session, information will also be available following the event by e-mailing Additionally all updates related to the scheme will be available on