Hull anti-flood scheme gets under way

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Published: Wednesday 7th January 2015 by The News Editor

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Work to give thousands of Hull homes better protection against floods is set to begin this month.

It is the second part of a £14.4 million project and will protect about 8,000 properties.

Jointly organised by Hull City and East Riding of Yorkshire councils, the scheme will see firm Balfour Beatty build terraced lagoons at Carr Lane, Albion Mills, Robson’s Cottage and Rawdales.

These will have the capacity to store over 230,000 cubic metres of water.

The work, part two of the Willerby and Derringham Flood Alleviation Scheme, should be finished either in the late summer or autumn.

Phase one, which cost around £500,000, saw drainage work carried out on Willerby’s Great Gutter Lane West highways.

City councillors want the work to help lower the danger of the type of bad flooding which hit Hull eight years ago.

The Flood Defence Grant in Aid and European Regional Development Fund are financing the scheme.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Wednesday 7th January 2015 by The News Editor

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