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Wrington flood defences to receive £40k boost

PUBLISHED: 19:00 22 January 2017

The Glebe, in November 2012, was hit by floods. Photo sent into iwitness24 by Marc Bass.

The Glebe, in November 2012, was hit by floods. Photo sent into iwitness24 by Marc Bass.

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A North Somerset village – which is deemed to be the community ‘most vulnerable’ to flooding in the district – will receive an additional £40,000 investment in its flood defence programme.

Flooding regularly causes problems for villagers in Wrington and North Somerset Council is investing in a range of defences – including culvert improvement works, property level protection measures and a flood storage zone – which are all designed to protect people and their homes.

The council has announced it will allocate an extra £40,000 to Wrington’s flood defence budget, bringing the total amount it will spend on flood protection to almost £1.3million.

The additional investment is taking place because during previous works, the council found there were dormice present in a proposed flood storage area.

As dormice are a European protected species, appropriate monitoring and mitigation works now need to be carried out.

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