Work to repair damaged flood defence in Sprotbrough starts
- Also published by:
- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Works are expected to last approximately 8 weeks and will help reduce the risk of flooding to the local area once completed.
The Environment Agency is starting a project to repair a flood wall in Sprotbrough, Doncaster, to protect homes and businesses from the devastating impacts of flooding.
A 60m wall, which stands along the banks of the River Don, opposite the Boat Inn, was damaged during the 2019 storms.
The Environment Agency is now rebuilding the defence and driving more robust materials deep into the ground along this length of the Don. The height of the wall will remain unchanged.
Planned utilities diversion have now been completed and construction to the floodwall is expected to start today (8 August). Work will last approximately 8 weeks. As construction machinery will use the canal-side area, the Trans Pennine Trail will be diverted onto the nearby access road. To ensure pedestrians and cyclists are safe, there will also be a lane closure and temporary traffic lights on Nursery Lane.
Gavin Usher, Area Operations Manager for the Environment Agency, said:
We are very pleased to have completed diversion works ahead of schedule and look forward to starting work on-site to help the residents and businesses of Sprotbrough. We are using a new steel piled defence which will be stronger and more robust than the previous concrete wall. This will be finished with brickwork to blend into the local landscape.
It has been a real challenge to get this project to site and we thank the community for their continued patience and understanding regarding the disruption that comes with delivering these critical works.
Latest News from
Helen Wakeham speech at World Water Tech Innovation Summit23/02/2024 13:25:00
Helen Wakeham, the Environment Agency's Director of Water, recently (21 february 2024) delivered a speech at the Summit on learning from the past to deliver for the future.
Waste firm to pay £68,500 for liquid cyanide leak in Derbyshire23/02/2024 09:05:00
Nottingham Crown Court told how liquid escaped from ruptured tank on lorry into nearby ponds killing fish.
Nottingham anglers plead guilty to fishing without a licence22/02/2024 10:05:00
Two men from Nottingham have pleaded guilty at Wellingborough Magistrates Court to fishing illegally, in cases brought by the Environment Agency.
West Midlands anglers land total penalties of over £1,50022/02/2024 09:05:00
Four anglers from Birmingham, Stoke on Trent, Telford, and Shrewsbury received total penalties of £1,507 for fishing without a licence.
Inspection surge to crack down on water sector pollution21/02/2024 11:12:00
Water company inspections will more than quadruple as the Government cracks down on poor performing companies.
Severn Trent Water fined £2 million for ‘reckless’ pollution20/02/2024 15:10:00
The Environment Agency prosecuted Severn Trent Water for huge discharge of raw sewage at treatment works in Stoke.
Hazards of growing high-risk crops in south-west England20/02/2024 13:25:00
Environment Agency warns poor crop-management could increase region's flooding and pollution.
Northumberland man sentenced for illegal waste activity15/02/2024 09:10:00
A Northumberland man who made his neighbours’ lives a misery during lockdown by storing and burning waste on an illegal waste site has been sentenced.