Lewes to Hamsey Embankment Repairs

River Ouse Lewes to Hamsey

The Environment Agency are carrying out essential flood embankment repairs on the west bank of the Tidal River Ouse, between Lewes and Hamsey. 

Phase one of the work is complete and phase two will be carried out from September to October 2022. A third and final phase will be carried out in 2023.

Why is the work needed?

The embankments help to better protect residential and commercial properties in the North Street Quarter and Talbot Terrance areas of Lewes from flooding, reduce the exposure of the railway embankment to flood water (which could impact its structural integrity) and protect Offham Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) from exposure to brackish water.

Public footpath access

To complete the project safely it will be necessary to occasionally divert or close some sections of the footpath. The Environment Agency has apologised for any inconvenience this causes.

Download a map of the work

Further information:

If you have any questions about the work, please contact the Environment Agency: 

Call: 03708 506506

Email: ssdenquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk

Do you live or work in an area at risk of flooding?

Find out at: www.gov.uk/check-if-youre-at-risk-of-flooding