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Flooding plan to be discussed
10:50am Monday 16th April 2012 in News
PLANS for 5km of flood defence wall to be built next to the Mersey in Warrington will be discussed this week.
Councillors willl meet on Thursday to analyse plans submitted by the Environment Agency.
The wall, along with a 2km section of embankment, will protect homes and land affected by flooding.
The mulit-million pound work will stretch along large parts of the town including Victoria Park, Black Bear Park, Knutsford Road, Bennett’s Rec in Padgate, Poulton Park Golf Course and Howley Quay.
And it will included relocation of bus stops, localised road raising, changes to bridges and the demolition and rebuild of the extension to Halfords on Knutsford Road.
According to the application, the scheme would greatly reduce the risk of flooding in Howley, Latchford, Padgate, Bruche and Woolston - all areas hit during past flooding.
Some 11 objections have been raised by neighbours including complaints about how the construction would affect residents and that the concrete flood walls built will be ‘ugly’.
The application will be discussed at a meeting of the council’s development management committee which meets at 6.30pm.
Members of the public are welcome to attend.