Wrington flood defences to receive £40k boost
PUBLISHED: 19:00 22 January 2017
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.