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Cleadon Flood Alleviation Scheme

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. How much the scheme cost
  3. What has been constructed
  4. Further information

Overview

During heavy rainfall, surface water flows can severely damage properties and businesses.

The Cleadon Flood Alleviation Scheme will help to protect local residents and their properties from the damaging effects of surface water flooding.

The work is now complete and 130 properties are now better protected from flooding.

Civil Engineers, BAM Nuttall, and Designers, Royal Haskoning DHV, carried out the works for this scheme.

How much the scheme cost

The scheme cost £1.2million and was part funded by the Environment Agency, the Department for Education and South Tyneside Council. 

What has been constructed 

Construction work was carried out at:

Cleadon Lea

We constructed an embankment and storage area north of the Cleadon Lea estate to capture overland flows from the fields. 

The area has been seeded with wetland wildflowers.

This has created a valuable area for habitat which can be viewed by residents from a platform to the back of the public footpath behind Cleadon Lea.

On most occasions this area will have little or no water stored.

During extreme weather, it will fill up and then be slowly released.

Plans

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Sunderland Road area

Improvement works were carried out to the drainage ditches on West Hall Farm.

Some new sections of drainage ditch were created.

There was some improvements made to existing ditches to increase the capacity for surface water.

The scheme will reduce the amount of surface water that enters the drainage on Sunderland Road, freeing up space within the road's drainage system.

It will also divert and slow the flows that come across the fields to the back of Sunderland Road. 

Plans

These files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. If you need information in different format, please contact developmentservices@southtyneside.gov.uk

Further information

Unfortunately, not all areas in Cleadon will benefit from the scheme.

It is difficult to get funding where there are isolated properties at risk from surface water flooding.

The Environment Agency Flood Resilience Engagement Officer will be working with the community to share resilience messages and give advice on how you can help to protect yourself from surface water flooding.

For more advice and information by emailing developmentservices@southtyneside.gov.uk

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