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£1million flood protection for Stamp End Lincoln completed

7 March 2018

Scheme provides flood resistance to the residential area with a flood barrier

Lincolnshire County Council has unveiled a £1million project to protect residents of Lincoln from flooding.

New Stamp End Pumping station

The Stamp End Flood Alleviation Scheme is designed to protect 119 homes from the type of adverse weather which caused untold damage to homes and local businesses in 2007.

The area suffered flooding after prolonged heavy rainfall, 84 homes were affected, leading to the evacuation of 200 residents. It is estimated that over half a million pounds of damage was initially caused but the knock on economic effect for local businesses and travel infrastructure is likely to be significantly higher.

The flooding closed a local road which was the single means of access to major factories and a Western Power substation.

Speaking at the unveiling of the scheme, executive member for economy and place, Cllr Colin Davie, said: “I’m proud this project has been completed and residents can rest easy in the knowledge they’re protected from flooding.

“The project is an example of excellent partnership working involving the County Council, City Council, Environment Agency and Anglian Water, as well as numerous local businesses who contributed in kind to get this fantastic scheme completed.”

In 2007 the drains and sewers at Stamp End were unable to move the excessive surface water to the nearby River Witham, which itself was over-pouring.

The new scheme provides flood resistance to the residential area with a low flood barrier, a new pump station has also been installed alleviate pressure at times of heavy rainfall.

See a video interview with Cllr Colin Davie and footage from the Stamp End site below:

Cllr Colin Davie discusses Stamp End Flood Alleviation Scheme

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