Water regulator Ofwat published documents revealing plans for reservoirs across England in a bid to tackle the effects of climate change. These include a huge reservoir at Abingdon. The plans for the Abingdon reservoir suggest it would cover the equivalent of 2,500 football pitches, making for the biggest stretch of open water in southern England.

A consultation has been launched by Water Resources South East (WRSE). To find out more about WRSE’s emerging regional plan and respond to the consultation visit www.wrse.org.uk

The consultation is open until March 14, 2022.