Completed flood schemes in Derbyshire.
Ashbourne flood scheme has been operational since April 2011, providing improved flood protection to 223 properties in the town, with a 1 in 100 chance of flooding in any single year.
The £2.3 million scheme included:
- the creation of a larger flood storage area.
- extending the capacity of the Fishpond Reservoir by building a wall that linked into the existing flood bank.
- new flood defences in Churchfields, Coopers Gardens and the mansion house within the town.
- strengthening other existing earth flood banks and brickwork walls along the Henmore Brook.
- work to reduce the risk of flooding on Mayfield Road on the outskirts of the town.
To find out how to prepare yourself and your property for flooding visit:
Lower Dove, Derbyshire
Lower Dove flood scheme has been operational since October 2013, providing improved flood protection to 1,600 residential and commercial properties.
Construction of the £8.7million scheme began in September 2012 and consists of around 5km of new and improved flood defences on the border of Staffordshire and Derbyshire. The work has involved improving existing defences along the Foston Brook in Scropton, and raising and extending localised embankments for the River Dove in Hatton, Scropton and Egginton. Improvement works to protect the railway embankment at Scropton have also been carried out.
Nestlé, which operates a site in Hatton will be a major beneficiary. They made a £1.65million contribution toward the cost of the scheme. The work to reduce the risk of flooding has enabled Nestlé to expand its site and create around 400 jobs for local people.