26/07/2013 - Permalink

Flood alleviation scheme for Church Stretton

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Shropshire Council is soon to start work on a flood alleviation scheme in Church Stretton. The £95,000 scheme, identified in Shropshire Council’s Church Stretton Surface Water Management Plan, is being funded by the Severn and Wye Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. 

The work involves stabilising the banks and bed of a length of the Ash Brook to increase its capacity to hold water during times of flood.  This will reduce the risk of flooding to a number of homes in the area.  The work is scheduled to start on Monday 5 August 2013 and will take around eight weeks to complete. 

Mal Price, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for flooding, and committee member for the Severn and Wye Regional Flood and Coastal Committee said:

“After the funding that was made available by Shropshire Council to undertake Church Stretton’s Surface Water Management Plan, it is great to see that additional funding for a flood alleviation scheme has been unlocked.  The scheme will bring peace of mind to property owners whose property is at risk of flooding in the area.” 

Lee Chapman, a local Shropshire Councillor for Church Stretton and Craven Arms, said:

“This is great news for residents in Church Stretton.  Shropshire Council’s flood and water management team is working hard to manage flood risk in this area.” 

Further information 

Shropshire Council is one of the members of the Severn and Wye Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.  For more details on the committee click here.