Bristol Water seeks planning permission for Cheddar reservoir
Bristol Water expects to submit a planning application tomorrow to Sedgemoor District Council for its proposed £100M project to build a second reservoir in Cheddar, Somerset. The reservoir, which is planned to be built near the existing one, is needed to meet future demand for water.
A decision on the planning application is expected next spring.
The company has also produced a flythrough of the new reservoir, illustrating how it will look when complete.
Bristol Water said the proposed reservoir offers the most cost-effective solution that is deliverable in terms of environmental and geological considerations. The company revised its plans for the reservoir following a second public consultation in late summer. The changes included moving the site slightly south-east following concerns it was too close to the existing reservoir.
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