Lower River Dove flood scheme on the border of Staffordshire and Derbyshire.
Why does the Lower Dove need a flood scheme?
Villages along the lower reaches of the River Dove between Scropton and the River Trent are at risk of flooding during heavy rainfall. This area has experienced four significant flood events in the last 20 years.
What are we doing to reduce flood risk?
Around 5km of new and improved flood defence will be constructed. The work will include raising existing defences along the Foston Brook in Scropton, as well as raising and extending localised defences for the River Dove in Hatton, Scropton and Egginton.
- Design work started during summer 2011. Since then we have discussed and agreed details with landowners and the public.
- The scheme was submitted for planning permission to allow everyone who may be affected to comment. Planning permission was granted in May 2012.
- At an earlier stage of the project a public information event on the proposals was attended by over 300 people who gave a 92 per cent approval rating for the proposals.
- We are continuing to develop contributions from partners, with substantial financial contribution by local landowners, industry and community partners, including £1.65 million from Nestlé UK.
- Construction will begin by autumn 2012 and is expected to take around 12 months to complete.
Following the awarding of the £5.1 million construction contract to Birse Civils, most of the necessary consents for construction to start are now in place. Compounds will be set up in advance of construction activity on site from autumn 2012.
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