£45m flood plan drawn up for Hull

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Published: Tuesday 25th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A £45 million plan has been drawn up by the River Hull Advisory Board to help reduce the risk of flooding in the city.

The proposals, part of the River Hull Integrated Catchment Strategy, include plans to dredge the river, increase pumping and remove sunken boats.

The board also plans to erect new gates at the mouth of the river to lessen the effect of the tide.

Residents in the Hull and East Riding area are now being asked for their opinions on the plans, which have been drawn up along with a separate proposal for Hull city centre.

The city centre plan aims to tackle the flood risk linked to the Holderness Drain, and will also address the issue of surface water in Bransholme and Kingswood.

East Riding Councillor Chris Matthews, who is responsible for infrastructure, highways and emergency planning, said the city council “takes flooding very seriously”.

He added that the council hopes to identify flood risk and analyse the causes of flooding in a bid to set up “flood alleviation projects” to cut the risk for private and commercial properties.

Copyright Press Association 2014

Copyright Press Association 2014

Published: Tuesday 25th November 2014 by The News Editor

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