WORK is set to start on a flood risk management scheme with the aim of preventing further flooding at Lymm.
Following a successful funding bid to the Environment Agency, Warrington Borough Council aims to carry a flood risk management scheme at Reddish Lane, Lymm, starting next week.
The works are designed to reduce flood risk to residential properties and consist of:
Culverting of existing open watercourse and construction of headwall.
Installation of sheet piled flood defence wall.
Installation of surface water drainage system.
The contractor for this scheme will be Dowhigh Ltd. and works are scheduled to commence week commencing 18th October and will take place Monday to Friday between 08:30 and 17:30. We aim to complete the majority of the work prior to Christmas.
But this is weather dependent and the contractor may be required to return in January to complete minor associated works.
Cllr Graham Gowland commented: “It’s great news that hopefully Reddish Lane and Heatley will be protected from future flooding.
“The Council has done a great job pulling together funding to address the issues, and work will be in place before the worst of the Winter.
“The response I’ve had from residents is that of huge relief, and for many people, it means they can start to plan again what they are going to do with their homes – I know sales have been held up, renovation work paused, and even garden projects delayed while waiting to find out what will happen.
“It’s a great result for the village.”
Cllr. Kath Buckley added: “I am pleased to say that the officers at Warrington Council have confirmed that the flood risk management scheme will be starting soon.
“This will be a great relief to the residents with whom l have been working with since 2019.”
Earlier this year she called for an urgent meeting with the Environment Agency following damage to the flood defences along the River Bollin.
She said at the time: “The awful flooding of Reddish Lane in 2019 was supposed to be a once in a hundred-year event. However, as residents of Lymm are aware flooding again took place which had a devastating impact.”