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5th Jul, 2022

Two further flooding mitigation schemes in Solihull will protect 74 homes and cost £592,000, councillors told

TWO further flood mitigation schemes in Solihull will reduce flood risk in 74 more homes – and cost £592,000, according to a new highway report.

Next week at Solihull Council’s Environment & Highways Decision Session on Tuesday October 13 members will discuss the report which looks at better protecting more homes from future flooding across the borough.

The report recommends the introduction of further flood mitigation schemes in Colebrook Road and Nethercote Gardens (Shirley West Ward) and New Road and Park Avenue (St Alphege Ward). This follows approval of similar schemes in September to protect over 100 homes across the borough.

The report is a result of investigations undertaken by officers and the submission of requests for the relevant funding to deliver the schemes.

Coun Ken Hawkins, cabinet member for environment and highways, said: “Following previous flood events, officers have been able to identify practical solutions that could help better protect properties that are at risk in these two areas.

“I will be considering the report at my Cabinet Decision Session on 13 October and hope to make a decision following a discussion with opposition councillors and officers.”

The full report can be viewed online here.

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