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Sutton Green Flood Alleviation Scheme protects homes

Date: 

Friday, 9 October, 2020

A flood alleviation scheme designed to reduce the risk of flooding in the Sutton Green area has succeeded in protecting homes and properties during recent heavy rains.

In December 2013, a number of properties were flooded when the watercourses in the area could not cope with the long periods of heavy rainfall. The Sutton Green Flood Alleviation Scheme involved increasing the storage capacity of the existing local ditch network. The project is split into two phases. The first phase has been completed and has created additional capacity along Sutton Green Road to hold water in a safe area away from the village. The second phase of works, scheduled to commence shortly, will re-establish a small section of ditch along New Lane.

Once construction of both phases is compete they will be seeded and planted.