Reducing flood risk in Hucknall

20 December 2019

Residents in Hucknall are set to benefit from over £900k of investment to protect homes from flooding.

The area around Titchfield Park brook will be the focus of a flood risk management scheme delivered by Nottinghamshire County Council alongside Ashfield District Council and Via East Midlands.

The project will see the realignment of the existing brook from the boundary to the middle of the park and the creation of grassed meadows and basins to form surface water storage areas during heavy rainfall and storms.

Water flow through the park will be controlled by natural stepping stones across the brook and biodiversity and ecology in the park will be boosted by shallow planted banks. 

Individual properties at risk of flooding are set to benefit from property flood resilience, something which Nottinghamshire County Council’s Flood Risk Management Team are also delivering in other parts of the county.

Councillor Phil Rostance, said: “We are delighted to have secured funding to work with residents in the Titchfield Park area of Hucknall who have suffered the devastating impacts of flooding in previous years.

“We cannot deliver this project without the expertise of partner agencies, including Ashfield District Council who have provided extensive knowledge of the area and Via East Midlands who will design and build the innovative solutions.

“This project has been in the pipeline for a number of years and work will commence in the New Year.  Not only will the project protect homes from flooding but it will also create a wetland beauty spot within the park to be enjoyed by residents and attract wildlife.”

 

 

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