Initial planting of willows has taken place. However, with the acceleration of Flood risk to the community caused by climate change, CMPC have devoted extensive time and energy to discussion with the Environment Agency for a broader co-ordinated programme of action to tackle and alleviate the risk. These discussions have gathered pace, supported by loud and articulate demands from the community, and we hope they will deliver results shortly.
SP 4, 6
With climate change, flooding within the Combe Martin valley has occurred and is likely to occur more frequently. A whole area flood management programme is under discussion and development. As an early step a willow planting programme will be instituted to deliver the above outcomes.
Enhance flood control. Assist with water quality. Enhance environment. Deliver bio-mass for sale.
CMCCT, CMPC, Environment Agency (EA), Local land owners, Devon Wildlife Trust, ENPA
Project management. Discussions with landowners. Marketing of bio-mass. Volunteer planters.
Source willows. Plant willows. Identify planting sites. Contact users of bio-mass. Programme to be instigated by April 2017.