Brotton flood protection


Work to reduce the risk of property flooding will begin next month in a North Yorkshire village.

Work to reduce the risk of property flooding will begin next month in a North Yorkshire village.

Northumbrian Water is to invest £350,000 to upgrade the sewerage network in Brotton.

The three-month improvement scheme will begin on Monday October 29 2012 and reduce the risk of flooding to four properties on Cragside.

Work will involve installing 100 metres of new sewer pipe at McClean Road and High Street, and increasing the size of a further 100 metres of pipework at McClean Road to hold an additional 130,000 litres of storm water in times of heavy rainfall.

Paul Davison, Northumbrian Water’s project manager for the scheme, said: “Reducing the risk of property flooding is one of Northumbrian Water’s top priorities and this scheme will provide some protection from flooding for the future.”

It will be necessary to have traffic management in place to carry out this essential work as below. All dates are provisional and subject to change.

Location  Traffic management  Dates 
High street 

A rolling lane closure will move along High Street in sections, starting opposite Fox Hills and moving towards McClean Road. Temporary traffic lights will be in place.

Wednesday October 31 to Tuesday November 27 2012.
McClean Road

Road closure. A signed diversion will be in place. Access to cul-de-sacs off McClean Road will be maintained at all times. 

Monday November 26 2012 to Wednesday January 23 2013. 

In an effort to minimise disruption over the Christmas period, there will be a two-week break in the work, from Friday December 21 2012, with work beginning again on Monday January 7 2013.

During the course of the essential work construction traffic will need access to the areas where the work is being carried out, and the site compound, located off the A174 Brotton bypass.


Customers who require further advice or have any special needs should ring Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100 or log on to

It is very unlikely that anyone from the water company will need to gain access into customers’ homes while the work is being carried out and customers should be vigilant of bogus callers claiming to be from the water company.

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