Proposed by Residents
Direct flood waters to main river course and deepen the original channel.
This scheme would leave the existing towpath and Desborough Channel undisturbed
This stretch of towpath is a very popular jogging, walking and cycle path and is acceptably
distant from this busy road alongside.
Proposed by Environment Agency
New flood water relief Channel to discharge opposite D’oly Carte island and directed to the upper Desborough Bridge.
This is a restriction which made the water back up and overflow the bank during the 2014 floods.
This bridge is not being widened and additional flood water is likely to make matters worse.