Kingsley Avenue Park - Flood Alleviation Scheme

Closed 30 Apr 2021

Opened 12 Mar 2021

Overview

The London Borough of Hounslow is proposing to build a wetland in Kingsley Park. The wetland will improve nature in the park and reduce risk of flooding in the area. Hounslow identified Kingsley Avenue as an area at high risk of flooding.

What is a wetland?

A wetland is a natural way of slowing and storing water. It consists of a small basin containing plants. Rainfall and water from the surface water sewers fill the wetland. Some of this water feeds the plants or is absorbed by the soil.

The wetland can host wildlife and will attract beneficial pollinators, butterflies, birds, and other creatures. The wetland will become dry during long periods without rain.

The proposed wetland can be seen here.  In addition, the park area surrounding the wetland will be lowered to provide additional water storage during big rainfall events. This area will be dry most of the year and can be used for recreation activities.

How will this wetland reduce the risk of flooding?

The Kingsley Park wetland can act as a temporary storage for excess water from the Kingsley Avenue sewers as well as the ground surface. This allows the sewers to hold more water and can reduce the risk of flooding. 

For more information on how wetlands help alleviate flooding, see these links:

https://www.susdrain.org/delivering-suds/using-suds/suds-components/wetlands/wetlands

http://envirodm.org/post/wetlands-and-flood-management

If you would like to read more information about Hounslow's Climate Emergency Action Plan and Greener Borough Framework, you can find them at the following links:

https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/info/20006/environment/2063/climate_emergency/2

https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/info/20006/environment/2237/greener_borough_framework

Why your views matter

Why we are engaging

We want to hear your feedback about the Kingsley Park wetland before we take any further action. Please complete the survey below to let us know your opinion. We will review your feedback and decide the best way forward for the proposed scheme.

What happens next

The consultatiion is now closed. We will review your feedback and decide the best way forward for the proposed scheme.

Areas

  • Central Hounslow