SOMERSET Council is seeking views on proposals aimed at reducing flood risk to important industrial heritage sites at Tonedale Mill and Tone Works, alongside delivering wider benefits for nature and the community of Wellington.

After a series of desk-based studies, and talks with technical stakeholders and local community groups, the council is inviting people to provide feedback on the proposed works to reduce flood risk, protect heritage, and improve the local landscape.

Tonedale and Tone Works were at the heart of Wellington’s cloth industry with generations of local people working at the mills. But their location makes them vulnerable to flooding.

To view the proposals and provide feedback, visit the project website HERE.

Respondents can email responses to, or post a response to Planning Policy, Somerset Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY.

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As well the online consultation, the project team will be available to discuss any questions at Wellington Library at the following dates and times;

  • Tuesday, February 20, 12pm until 2pm;
  • Wednesday, February 21, 3pm until 5pm;
  • Thursday, February 23, 3pm until 5pm.

The consultation runs until March 4 and responses should be submitted by 11.59pm that day.