Revitalising Wemeldinge Noord

This pilot targets heat stress and heavy rainfall
Wemeldinge Noord experiences regular pluvial flooding, due to outdated infrastructure and a large amount of paved surfaces. The municipality designs the new water buffering and green space in close cooperation with residents.
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Pilot location

Kapelle

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Project phase

Planning

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Landscape

(Sub)urban residential area

Wemeldinge Noord experiences regular pluvial flooding, due to outdated infrastructure including sewerage and a large amount of paved surfaces. With climate change, these local inundations occur more frequently.

The pilot project aims to use the adaptive power of the area and reduce the pavement with at least 0,6 ha. A robust green corridor through the neighbourhood will function as water storage and thus reduce the flood problems in the area. With an increase of 50% in green space, the green corridor forms an attractive recreational route. The water storage is designed in close cooperation with residents, so that it’s recreational potential fits the local needs.

First results are expected after May 2020, when the implementation phase starts.

Contact

Municipality of Kapelle
Henry Schokker

h.schokker@kapelle.nl
Wemeldinge Noord Pilot Location

Project Partners