Fears over potential plans for second Cheddar reservoir

Related Stories

Residents in Axbridge, Somerset, say they are concerned about plans for a new reservoir in the area.

Bristol Water's future plan outlined the possibility of constructing a second reservoir near Cheddar.

The idea was proposed as an alternative to combat a predicted growth in water use.

Farm owner, Liz Scott, challenged the lack of public correspondence so far. Bristol Water said a new reservoir could be a "major tourist attraction".

Ms Scott said: "Everybody here would like to know what their intentions are."

She said she was concerned local residents would not have "much of a input" in any decision that was taken.

Jeremy Williams, from Bristol Water, said building a new reservoir could bring economic benefits to the area.

He added: "It could be a major tourist attraction."

He said that a full public consultation would be carried out once the possible sites for a reservoir were narrowed down.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Somerset



Min. Night 2 °C


Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.