This project is part of the Alde and Ore Estuary Plan, approved in 2016. In early January 2023 East Suffolk IDB received funding approval for phase 1 Upper Alde & Ore Estuary Embankment Improvements totalling £11.941m.
This funding enables the commencement of Phase 1 of 2 of the Whole Estuary Plan, the culmination of many years work within the Alde and Ore Estuary, involving a multitude of individuals and organisations representing local communities’ businesses and the environment.
Preparation to develop the necessary Outline Business Case for Phase 2, the Lower Estuary, will now progress.
The Alde & Ore Community Partnership worked closely with East Suffolk IDB on the early development of this flood defence improvement scheme that provides both resilience and adaption in a changing climate, reducing tidal flood risk whilst enhancing the environment of the estuary. The Alde & Ore Estuary Trust were able to fund the business case for this work from local donations and from a Garfield Weston Foundation grant.