Location of South Lincolnshire reservoir set to be revealed
The location of the new South Lincolnshire reservoir is set to be revealed later this year.
Anglian Water and Water Resources East are looking to create a reservoir in this area in order to store water along with meeting the needs of the growing population.
It is also hoped that the plans would boost tourism for South Holland as it is hoped the reservoir will be the size of Grafham Water.
Anglian Water says it is hoping to engage with the community once the preferred location is announced.
An Anglian Water spokesperson said: “The South Lincolnshire Reservoir is a strategic regional water resource that is being proposed in the Anglian Water region. We hope that the reservoir will provide multi-sector benefits beyond public water supply, such as for flood mitigation or benefit to the agricultural sector, as well as enhancing the environment and providing amenity benefit.
“We are following a robust multi-stage site selection process. We hope to have a preferred site later this year, at which point we will be in a position to engage with the public on how to make this project beneficial to the local community and economy.”
The reservoir will play an important role in Anglian Water’s Future Fens proposal, and a second reservoir could be built in nearby Cambridgeshire or Norfolk.
It could also be linked to the Boston to Peterborough Wetland Project as well as boosting tourism.
There are also hopes that the new wet fenland which is being developed at Bourne North Fen by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is progressing.
The trust has secured a Biffa Award grant of £750,000 to create a new nature reserve, which will link up to Willow Tree Fen at Baston.