Suggested construction timescales for each location are shown below.
Please note, these are subject to change.
Cleadon Lea (traffic management needed)
In this location it is proposed to construct an embankment and storage area north of the Cleadon Lea estate to capture overland flows from the fields.
Access to the site will be from the top of Burdon Road.
Deliveries, off-site removal and contact with local residents about on-street parked cars will be needed.
We hope vehicle movements will be kept to a minimum by using site won material to avoid too much disruption to residents. Contractor staff will park at our main compound at Sunderland Football Academy to minimise disruption to local parking.
The public footpath behind Cleadon Lea, between Burdon Road and Boldon Lane will be closed at times during the works. Keep checking this page for updates on when the footpath will be closed.
What the area will look like after the scheme
At the consultation event in March we pointed out the potential for ponds. Recent site investigations have highlighted that these are not practical in this location.
The area will now be planted with wetland wildflowers, creating 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 but during extreme events it will fill up and then be slowly released.
Unfortunately, not all areas in Cleadon will receive benefit and 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.