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Saturday 18 February 2012

Plan to prevent flooding in Willaston is welcomed.


Willaston and Rope Borough Councillor Brian Silvester has welcomed planned  drainage works for Coppice Road and Wistaston Road in Willaston.

Councillor Silvester said, "The existing drainage between 51 to 142 Wistaston Road and 1 to 45 Coppice Road has insufficient capacity (existing drain is 4 inch land tile). A new drain was installed in the early nineties but due to various reasons the scheme was cut short and did not address the issue fully.

During/after heavy rain fall, water accumulates on the highway and is unable to drain away, causing localised flooding to properties.

The proposal will see a new drainage system constructed in Coppice Rd/Wistaston Rd that will connect to the previously constructed drain that discharges into the open water course at Wells Green.

Funding has been arranged over two years from the Environment Agency and the Cheshire East Council with £100k allocated for 2013/14 and a further £75k in 2014/15. The works will be undertaken by the Council.

The Parish Council and I have been pressing for several years for action to be taken and I am very pleased that action is going to be taken, starting next year. Hopefully if there is slippage in the programme elsewhere the scheme can be brought forward.The sooner it is done the better. The residents in that area have had to put up with this problem for far too long."

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