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Sankey Brook Proposed Flood Risk Management Scheme

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This proposed scheme is currently still in the appraisal stage meaning funding has not been secured. There is therefore no guarantee that this scheme will secure funding and progress to a completed flood scheme. For more information on how Flood Risk Management Schemes are funded and delivered, please visit our dedicated page here.

The Sankey Flood Risk Management Scheme (FRMS) aims to reduce the flood risk to over 580 homes and businesses from Sankey Brook, Dallam Brook and Longford Brook in Warrington. Key areas include Sankey Bridges, Dallam, Bewsey and Callands.

The Environment Agency will be working in partnership with Warrington Borough Council, United Utilities, the Department for Education, and the North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.

This project is a recommendation from the Warrington Flood Risk Management Strategy (dated 2010).

Linking to this Strategy, to date the Environment Agency have delivered the River Mersey Flood Risk Scheme in Warrington which provides flood protection to over 2,000 properties and businesses along the River Mersey.

They are also now finalising the detailed designs for the Penketh & Whittle Flood Risk Management Scheme with the start of construction scheduled for later this year.