Fulford Flood defence update

Fulford residents joined local councillor Keith Aspden for a meeting on the 28th February to discuss the latest update and ask their questions about the joined-up plan for local flood defences.

Cllr Keith Aspden has long campaigned with local residents and parish councillors to secure a joined-up flood defence solution in Fulford following ever frequent flood events in the village. Council budget proposals agreed a £2 million investment for the delivery of the flood defence scheme, which has now unlocked a £4.9 million budget, with contributions from the Environment Agency and the Council.

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 begin construction. A planning application for the project is expected to be submitted later this year. Residents will have the opportunity to have their say on the detailed plans throughout the next steps of the process. 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 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.”

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