Severn Trent Water has presented its plans to develop flood compensation works on Mythe Farm in Tewkesbury.
The proposals, which it put to Tewkesbury town council, will address the impact of flood defences built around the Mythe water treatment works but not flooding in and around Tewkesbury.
The proposed scheme is backed by the Environment Agency but planning still needs to be granted and landowners affected negotiated with. Once this has been done work could start this summer and be finished by spring 2013.
The work involves removing a railway embankment that would slightly increase peak water levels between it and the A38. But this move would result in a decrease in peak water levels across much of the floodplain.
The work would also redistribute material from the embankment to fill areas on the Mythe Farm site to delay the flow of flood waste and direct it around Stanchard Pit.