Corbridge Flood Protection Works Underway

The Environment Agency has started work to repair flood defenses in Corbridge as part of their £3 million North East recovery program.

Recovery work at Corbridge will be carried out by the Environment Agency and will permanently repair flood defenses.

The project started on Monday, August 22, and will take place in three locations.

At Devils Water a 20 meter scour to the inside of the flood bank will be repaired, with work expected to last until the end of September.

At Stanners Bank, the Environment Agency will be repairing 10 meters of bank erosion near to the Cricket Club, and modifying the crest levels of the ramp so it matches the height of the flood wall.

There will also be the installation of 6 meter long sheet piles to stabilize the toe of the embankment further down from the Cricket Club. The work near the Cricket Club is expected to last until November 2016.

Also in Corbridge, the Environment Agency is planning to remove vegetation from a gravel island in the town, to improve movement of water during high flows.

And work to repair flood defenses in Tynedale’s Haydon Bridge started at the beginning of August and includes erosion repairs to the banks of the River South Tyne, repairs to Temple Houses flood wall, repairing the flood bank at Martins Close and Rocksprings Crescent and repointing Brigwood flood wall.

Since December the Environment Agency, Northumberland County Council and Northumbrian Water have been working together to tackle flooding in the Tyne Valley.

This includes repairs to flood defenses, sewer network maintenance, repairs to the highways infrastructure and improving community resilience.

Work to identify what more can be done to reduce the risk of flooding in affected communities and to increase resilience to flooding is also underway.

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