Drainage system to cut flood risk
Work on a controversial new drainage system in a Yorkshire town could start in October after fresh plans were submitted.
Experts have drawn up proposals to build a sewer to serve the Mill Meadows scheme in Filey, which consists of 300 homes.
Under the plans drawn up by Yorkshire Water, the sewer would take surface water via Martins Ravine and reduce the threat of flooding, with the ability to cater for the impact of a one-in-a-100-year storm.
Councillors and the Filey Flood Working Group have criticised the existing flooding system but work on the new one could be completed by May next year, having now been approved by Scarborough Council planning officials.
The Yorkshire Water report says the system involves the construction of a "new hydraulically separate surface water sewer" which will not mean any rise in the amount of water going into the drainage network and therefore no increase in flooding risk.
Copyright Press Association 2011
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