What we’re doing to reduce the flood risk in the city 

Find out how the the Norton Road rain garden project will reduce the flood risk in the city.

The Norton Road rain garden project

The Norton Road Rain Garden project is part of the Carbon Neutral 2030 programme and was agreed upon by our Policy and Resources Committee on 6 October 2022.  

We're installing a rain garden which will extend from the existing pavement edges at the junction of Norton Road and Eaton Road. There will be a new kerb line with small gaps to allow surface water into the rain garden. You'll still be able to drive over this junction, and we'll keep the existing drains. 

We carried out a public consultation between May and June 2023. We modified the design based off of the feedback we got. We've removed one of the proposed trees and reduced the size of the eastern section of the rain garden.

View a PDF of the revised plan.

The rain garden will see:

  • a reduction in surface water flooding 
  • biodiverse planting
  • 1 new street tree

This project is supported by our Carbon Neutral Fund.

Check this page for updates about the Norton Road rain garden, or send an email to NortonRoadRainGarden@brighton-hove.gov.uk.