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This project was designed to create a Natural Flood Management (NFM) scheme for Carr Brook Linear Park. 

Chorley Council received a Water Environment Grant (WEG) to investigate the feasibility of a Natural Flood Management/attenuation area with landscaping within the park open space to slow the river flow in times of heavy rainfall. 

The agreed scheme was designed by a wetland designer using desktop and site base feasibility information, including EA Flood Risk data, trial pits and topographical data, to model and create a wetland to maximize water storage. 

The project commenced after receiving planning permission from Chorley Council and a bespoke permit from the Environment Agency. 

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