Public consultation begins on £3.3 million Penketh and Whittle Brooks scheme

A consultation has been launched for a flood defence scheme at Penketh and Whittle Brooks that could reduce the risk of flooding to 221 properties.

The Environment Agency is encouraging residents to share their views on proposals for this £3.3m flood risk management scheme.

Peter Costello, Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager for the Environment Agency said: “We have been liaising with local residents and partner organisations as we develop options to manage flood risk to 221 properties in Penketh and Whittle Brooks.”

“We are now ready to share these proposals with the wider community, so we can factor in their local knowledge and insight as we refine the plans,” added Costello.

Warrington Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for public realm, Cllr Hans Mundry, commented: “This flood defence scheme is really important for the future of the area, so it’s vital that local people have their say and help shape the plans.”

“The Environment Agency have been working closely with residents throughout the development of the scheme, and this consultation is the next, important part of that work,” concluded Mundry.

The consultation on the proposals is open until the 15 January 2021 and can be viewed by visiting the Environment Agency virtual engagement room.

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