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Update given on River Ribble flood defences scheme at Broadgate and Penwortham

Posted on - 29th March, 2022 - 10:29am | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News
Preston and South Ribble flood defence scheme

Progress is being made on the Preston and South Ribble flood risk management scheme which will cost £54.7m.

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A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “We are making good progress on the £54.7M Preston and South Ribble flood Risk Management Scheme, which when complete will directly reduce flood risk to 4,700 homes and businesses from Preston Riversway up towards the M6 and Higher Walton.

“We are continuing to undertake further detailed ground investigations to finalise the design of the new flood defences; we have now established our site compound on Broadgate.

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“Our tree management has continued on both sides of the river to enable our construction works to begin. Meanwhile our work on improving sports pitches at Archbishop Temple Church of England High School is now well underway and on track to complete in early summer.”

A virtual drop-in event is taking place on Thursday, 31st March from 5:30pm to 6:30pm for residents as an additional temporary compound and welfare area is being created on the playing fields at Margaret Road, Penwortham.

This will provide an opportunity to ask questions, view the plans for tree removal and future wetland creation.

The meeting will be held on Microsoft Teams should you wish to attend, email psr@environment-agency.gov.uk for a meeting invitation and link.

There will also be an announcement in the coming days about how the Preston and South Ribble Flood Scheme is working on a project to engage young people about flood risk and the wider environment through a popular online platform.

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