How residents and businesses can see details of plans for Hull's huge £42m flood defence scheme

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 14 May 2018

Residents and businesses are being invited to learn more about a multi-million scheme to protect thousands of properties from flooding from the Humber at two events this week.

The latest proposals in the £42m project include new raised defences from Victoria Dock to St. Andrew's Quay.

Dramatic footage shows scale of flooding in Hull and East Yorkshire

This week's drop-in sessions follow an initial event held in the Guildhall last month. They will take place at Mr Chu's restaurant at the St. Andrew's Quay retail park on Tuesday, May 15, and Victoria Dock Village Hall on Wednesday, May 16.

Visitors can see details plans of the proposed work between 1pm and 7pm.

The flood defence scheme proposed near Mr Chu's at St Andrews Quay

Officials from the Environment Agency, which is overseeing the scheme, contractors BMM JV will also be present.

“These two drop-in sessions follow one we held at The Guildhall last month to share our plans. We want to make sure as many residents as possible are aware of what is being proposed and we’re keen to get feedback from them.

Environment Agency project manager Helen Tattersdale, said: "Our team is ready to answer any queries residents of business owners may have about what work needs to be done to better protect the city from flooding from the Humber estuary.

"In recent years we have seen the impact tidal flooding can cause and it is vital for the city to have improved flood Hull's £42m flood defence scheme along River Humber gets start date defences to ensure devastating flooding like that which resulted from the December 2013 tidal surge is few and far between."

The plans for Victoria Dock

If given the go-ahead by planners, the new defences will improve flood protection to around 113,000 properties in the city.

Subject to approval, construction work is expected to start in late summer and will be complete by the end of 2020.

The improvements in Hull are being complemented by new and raised tidal defences at Hessle and Paull, which are being delivered by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in partnership with the Environment Agency.

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