Somerset Council is seeking views on proposals aimed at reducing flood risk to important industrial heritage sites at Tonedale Mill and Tone Works, alongside delivering wider benefits for nature and the community of Wellington.

After a series of desk-based studies, and talks with technical stakeholders and local community groups, Somerset Council is inviting people to provide feedback on the proposed works to reduce flood risk, protect heritage, and improve the local landscape.

Tonedale and Tone Works were at the heart of Wellington’s cloth industry with generations of local people working at the mills. But their location makes them vulnerable to flooding.

To view the proposals and provide feedback, please visit the project website: Wellington Waterways Feasibility Study – Somerset Council – Citizen Space

Respondents can email responses to, or post a response to Planning Policy, Somerset Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY.

As well the online consultation, the project team will be available to discuss any questions at Wellington Library, TA21 8LY at the following dates and times;

  • 20 February 2024, 12pm until 2pm
  • 21 February 2024, 3pm until 5pm
  • 23 February 2024, 3pm until 5pm

The consultation runs between 5 February and 4 March 2024, and responses should be submitted by 23:59pm on 4 March 2024.

View of the Wellington industrial heritage buildings

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February 8, 2024

Debbie Rundle

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