Whitley Bay homes to benefit from £450,000 flood protection scheme


Essential work to help protect homes in Whitley Bay from flooding is to begin on Monday, February 10.

Northumbrian Water is investing £450,000 to upgrade the sewer network in Brundon Avenue. The work, which is being carried out by contractor Lumsden and Carroll, involves the installation of 160 metres of new sewer pipe and is expected to take about 11 weeks to complete.

A rolling road closure will be in place for the duration of the work and construction traffic will need to access all working areas and a temporary site compound in Brundon Avenue. Those properties directly affected will be notified about access and parking issues in advance.

Northumbrian Water is investing £150m between 2010 and 2015 to help protect areas throughout the region that are prone to flooding.

Ian Davison, the company’s project manager for the scheme, said: “We appreciate the upset and devastation that flooding can cause, that is why reducing the risk to customers’ homes and businesses is one of our top priorities.
“Although we appreciate there will be some disruption in the short term, we hope customers will welcome the benefits and protection the scheme brings. We are working closely with North Tyneside Council to reduce the impact of the work and will do our best to minimise any inconvenience.”

Nobody from Northumbrian Water or Lumsden and Carroll will need access to homes in the area while the work is being carried out.

Anyone who requires further advice or has any special requirements should ring Northumbrian Water on 0845 717 1100 or log on to www.nwl.co.uk.

For more information contact Mike Chipchase on 0191 301 6720.

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