Fulford Flood defence February update

Fulford residents are being invited to join local councillor Keith Aspden for an in-person meeting on the 28th February at 6pm to discuss the latest update on the joined-up plan for local flood defences in the village.


Cllr Keith Aspden has long campaigned with local residents to secure funding for additional flood defences in Fulford. Last year’s Council budget proposals agreed a £2 million investment in the delivery of a joined up flood scheme, which now unlocks a £4.9 million budget. This new £2m will unlock the £600,000 already agreed by the Council, £1m for flood schemes, and a new £1.3m contribution from the Environment Agency.

Since then the project has been progressing at pace, with design works, a wide range of surveys and assessments taking place to support the planning permissions needed to progress. Planning permission for the project is expected to be submitted later this spring.

Residents are invited to hear more about the future plans, get involved in Cllr Aspden’s campaign and ask their questions to the Council’s flood manager at the update meeting on the 28th February at Fulford Social Hall between 6pm-7pm.

To register, please visit tinyurl.com/FulfordMeeting.

Liberal Democrat local councillor for Fulford and Heslington, Cllr Keith Aspden, commented:

“Alongside local residents and parish councillors, I have campaigned for years to secure flood defences that would protect the A19 and Germany Beck as well as the Fordlands Road and Fordlands Crescent communities. I am delighted that a £4.9 million funding package has been drawn together to make this campaign promise a reality.  

“As the project progresses towards the submission of a planning application resident views will continue be crucial.

“I would encourage residents to join me to once again express their views, ask any questions and learn more about the progress of this important project.”

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