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This scheme was completed on 30th June 2017. The scheme involved constructing 1.7km of raised defences in the town to increase the standard of protection for nearly 400 homes, businesses and 3 development sites in the town centre. Further upstream at Whalley road playing fields, an embankment has been engineered into existing high ground, so that the defence blends into the existing landscape. The shape of the bank has also been carefully designed with shallow side slopes so that it looks natural. A floating ecosystem was implemented in the town centre to soften the appearance of the flood wall and also to provide habitat for the various wildlife that frequent both rivers.
The Northwich flood risk management scheme involved constructing raised defences in the town to increase the standard of protection for nearly 400 homes, businesses and three development sites in the town centre. The town suffered flooding in 1946, 2000, 2012, 2019 and 2021.