Sunday, January 24, 2010

Go-ahead for £5 million flood protection scheme

The Denbighshire Free Press (UK): The £5 million flood risk management scheme for Denbigh has been given the green light thanks to funding from the European Union and Welsh Assembly Government. A tributary of the River Clwyd, Henllan Brook, runs west to east through some extremely old culverts underneath many of Denbigh’s streets which have limited capacity to cope with flooding.

The proposed scheme will be designed to prevent the flooding of such properties and will take account of climate change. As well as constructing improvements to drainage systems, the scheme will develop a flood risk management plan for Denbigh to improve flood awareness and resilience and co-ordinate the emergency response of the local authority, emergency services and public at risk.

The work will be carried out in phases beginning on the downstream section of Henllan Brook, from the A525 to Cysgodfa then work upstream towards Tan y Scubor passing through Lenten Pool. Local schools have been invited to take part in projects relating to the scheme and in line with the curriculum, the local community will be involved in awareness raising and engineering resilience initiatives as the scheme progresses….

The Denbighshire County Council in Ruthin, shot by Arwel Parry, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

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