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New project to tackle flooding in Reddish Lane, Lymm

Posted: 12/11/21

Residents in Reddish Lane, Lymm who have suffered a long history of flooding incidents are receiving a major boost, thanks to a new project.

Warrington Borough Council – as Lead Local Flood Authority – has joined forces with the Environment Agency to develop a project aimed at tackling flooding in the area. Residents have expressed full support of the project, which will help protect them from future flooding.

Properties at Reddish Lane, Lymm have faced serious flooding issues for many years, with the most recent incidents taking place in July 2019 and January 2021 as a result of Storm Christoph. The flooding also placed other properties at risk on Rushes Meadow.

The Council’s Engineering and Flood Risk Team, has been working closely with residents to understand the scale of the flooding problem and assist in providing a way to reduce the risk of future flooding. Extensive and complex drainage and surface water studies were undertaken to inform the project proposals.

The £258,000 project involves installation of a large diameter piped drainage system to replace the existing open watercourse. The area to the rear of the properties will be closed by the construction of a partition wall to control the flow of water from the watercourse and to prevent other natural flow paths from flooding the area from the side.

The success of this project depended on funding being achieved. The project was developed in collaboration between the Council and the Environment Agency and funding for the project is being provided by Environment Agency. The Council has produced the design and will be delivering the project with a local Civil Engineering Contractor.

Works are now under way, with the aim for works to be substantially complete by Christmas. However, some works may continue in the New Year.


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