Environment Agency lays out flood plan

PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS.'Councillor Tommy Threlfall at Boundary Brook just outside Lytham

PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS.'Councillor Tommy Threlfall at Boundary Brook just outside Lytham

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The Environment Agency has outlined works it will carry out to try and stop flooding in Fylde.

Responding to requests from local residents, farmers and Coun Tommy Threlfall, the agency says is will look at the river system around Lytham, comprising Liggard Brook, Birks Watercourse and Main Drain.

The agencies area flood risk manager, Andy Brown, said “This will identify any measures which we can justify implementing based on the risk of flooding to people and properties, and we will consult further on any proposed measures with those affected in the winter before looking to implement any solutions next year.

“In the short term, we will be replacing the penstock valves at Dock Bridge pumping station on Lytham Road later this summer, whilst also carrying out desilt work downstream of the pumping station to ensure the station outfall is kept clear.”

He said the agency was investigating other instances of flooding elsewhere in the Fylde area.