Works to start on Selly Park North Flood Scheme works soon

The Environment Agency have confirmed that they will be starting work on the Selly Park North flood scheme at the end of March/beginning of April 2017.

Since the floods in June 2016, Steve has held a number of meetings with residents and ran a local consultation as some homeowners had reservations about the scheme. The Environment Agency have confirmed that the flood defences will reduce the flood risk in Selly Park North to 0.5% (1 in 200) chance in any year, this should protect over 150 homes.

The million pound scheme which is a joint development with Calthorpe Estates has now had sign off from the Environment Agency’s Review team. It is set to protect the flood risk area of Selly Park North which saw many local residents devastated by the heavy rain in June 2016 and previously in September 2008. 

Construction on the scheme will start at the end of March/beginning of April 2017. This work should be completed by Autumn with an approximate timescale of 6 months. The Environment Agency will be holding a further two drop in sessions before the works start.

Steve McCabe MP said:

“It’s good to hear that the flood defence scheme has now been finalised and a timescale has been given for when the works will start. I know from conversations with many of my constituents that some people had reservations about the scheme but I hope through meetings that I’ve held and reassurances from the Environment Agency that we can look forward to the scheme being completed this year.”

For more information about the scheme residents can contact enquiries_westmids@environment-agency.gov.uk and once construction work has started the first port of contact will be sellyparkprojectea@gmail.com.

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