Anglian Water and Cambridge Water are proposing a new reservoir in the Fens.
This large-scale investment will help to secure water supply to Fenland residents for future generations while protecting the environment from the effects of a changing climate.
In addition to providing vital water resources for the region, the reservoir will also offer a wide range of leisure, environmental and economic benefits to the local community.
Their proposed location for a new reservoir in Fenland was confirmed on 12 October 2022 and is set to be situated north of Chatteris, near Doddington and Wimblington.
The first phase of the consultation on the reservoir began on 2 November 2022 with a programme of public consultation events, online webinar sessions and the launch of dedicated website.
Members of the public were offered the chance to meet the project team, ask questions, and find out more about the project as part of this first phase public consultation, which closed on 21 December 2022.
Two further public consultations are set to take place in 2024 and 2025 as the proposals are refined and the project develops.
Construction of the reservoir would be set to start in 2029 with it set to open to the public between 2039 and 2041.
More information on the project can be found on the Fens Reservoir website.