SCAPE project - central Hove and Patcham

Between 2017 and 2020, we'll be developing new and cost-effective ways to reduce the risk of surface flooding in:

  • Carden Avenue area, Patcham
  • Norton Road area, Hove.

We'll be working with local communities, urban professionals and our INTERREG 2 Seas SCAPE partners.

In recent years, areas in central Hove and Patcham have experienced severe flooding due to intense rainfall, with damage to properties experienced by many household and businesses.

We will be talking with communities in these areas about their experiences and ideas. We will use this information to guide a competition for innovative ideas to:

  • increase the capacity of existing drainage systems in Patcham and Central Hove to cope with extreme rainfall
  • improve the quality of public spaces for the communities in these areas.

The competition will generate ideas that can be modelled, developed and piloted.

Details about the competition will be available in 2018.

Shaping Climate Change Adaptive Places (SCAPE)

SCAPE (Shaping Climate Change Adaptive PlacEs) is a project that brings together partners from:

  • UK
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium

The project aims to develop 'Landscape-led Design' (LLD) solutions for water management that make coastal landscapes in the 2 Seas area better adapted and more resilient to climate change. 

SCAPE will work with the key stakeholders to:

  • increase the cost effectiveness of water management techniques
  • deliver pilots to test innovative tools and solutions that reduce surface flooding
  • provide wider community benefits

The project will bring together water managers, planners and architects from across the partnership to jointly develop an approach that uses aspects of the local landscape to reduce flooding in rural, urban and fringe coastal areas.

SCAPE is part financed through the Interreg 2 Seas Programme. This is a European Territorial Cooperation Programme and therefore an integral part of the European Union’s Cohesion Policy. It is led by the City of Ostend (Belgium) and promotes cross-border cooperation between the coastal regions of four member states: France, England, Belgium/Flanders and the Netherlands.

If you have any questions, please email planningprojects@brighton-hove.gov.uk or call us on 01273 292352.

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