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Flood Projects Online Visitor Centre Opens

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As work on flood defences around Lowestoft’s harbour gets underway… a new online way for people to see how the project is going has been opened.

The virtual visitor centre includes details about how the tidal flood walls and barrier defences will look – and  visitors also have the chance to share their views and concerns by taking part in a survey… as well ask questions through an online chat.

Using gaming technology, the virtual centre provides information about the history of the project, how it has progressed and the ways in which the project is providing opportunities for Lowestoft.

Information boards feature visualisations of how the flood defences will look and images of work that has already been completed. Visitors can ask questions using a chat facility, which will be collated and answered by the project team.

Councillor David Ritchie, East Suffolk Council’s cabinet member for Planning and Coastal Management said: “Flood protection is vital for Lowestoft, and this project will stimulate development and the creation of jobs by removing the obstacles caused by having areas vulnerable to tidal flooding. I am delighted to welcome members of the public to the Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project Virtual Visitor Centre; this is a unique opportunity to find out more about the project, see what the defences will look like and share your views.”

Once complete, the Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project will protect over 1,500 homes and businesses from the risk of flooding.

The centre will be open for the duration of the project and regularly updated with new information.

Visit the Virtual Visitor Centre at:  lfrmp.virtualconsultation.co.uk

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