We have just been notified by Network Rail that they have discovered an "issue" with their flood model for the proposed scheme at Hele. They will now need to revise their flood risk assessment and will not be in a position to have the project discussed at the Mid Devon District Council planning meeting in September. As a result they will not be in a position to start work this year.

In addition, their current funding period comes to an end in March 2019 so they will need to get approval for the funding to be rolled over to the next funding period in order to continue with the project.