Re-designed Meadows flood defences to be unveiled

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Residents had been concerned about the impact of the original plans on recreational land

Revised plans for a multi-million-pound flood defence project in the Meadows area of Nottingham will go on display to the public in January.

The £51m Victoria Embankment scheme has been modified after concerns about the impact on recreational land.

Under the original proposals, residents complained that a planned wall would cut through a "valuable" area.

The Environment Agency said the plans had been "carefully redesigned" after further public consultation.

Changes have been made to ensure sports pitches are retained, the bandstand area is preserved and the flood bank is less intrusive, according to the organisation.

The new plans will go on display at the Council House in Old Market Square on the afternoon of 6 January, and at Queen's Walk Community Centre on the afternoon and evening of 12 December.

A leaflet outlining the new design is also being sent to all properties in the Meadows area.

The project will protect up to 16,000 homes in the area, the agency has said.

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