WESSEX Water is proposing to construct two new sedimentation wetlands on land west of the Durleigh Water Treatment Works and Reservoir located off Enmore Road.

The company says the aim of the proposal is to develop a ‘wetland habitat upstream’ at Durleigh Reservoir, in order to improve the water quality flowing into the reservoir.

A spokesman for Wessex Water said: “This will be achieved by creating natural interceptors that will capture silt and coarse sediment, as well as leaching out chemicals resulting from farming practices used upstream.

Two new footbridges would be built as part of the plans in order to maintain access to the public rights of way.

To view the full application, visit the planning section of Sedgemoor District Council’s website and search for the application number 23/18/00016.