Information about the Prestbury flood scheme in Gloucestershire.
Why does Prestbury need a flood scheme?
Prestbury is at risk of flooding from the Mill stream and Noverton brook. It was significantly affected by the summer floods of 2007.
We have been developing proposals to manage Prestbury’s flood risk. The proposed Prestbury flood alleviation scheme will reduce the flood risk of 70-100 properties to a 1 in 100 (1 per cent) chance of flooding in that location in any given year.
What have we done to reduce flood risk?
We have connected two existing flood relief culverts, created a bypass channel around the outskirts of Prestbury, and conducted some channel widening on the existing streams. The Prestbury flood alleviation scheme has reduced the flood risk of 57 properties to a 1 in 100 (1 per cent) chance of flooding in that location in any given year.
Further works are planned for Noverton Lane which will enhance the main scheme by capturing potential overland flow and channelling it into the existing culverts. We are currently in negotiations with Gloucester Highways to identify the best option and plan the programme for these works.
For more information
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