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Final phase of flood defence plan in Burton Joyce

Work has started on the final phase of flood defences in a Nottinghamshire village.

The Environment Agency has begun building the new embankment in Burton Joyce.

The agency said it would improve the current standard of flood protection and reduce the risk of flooding from 2% to 1% in any given year.

About 300 properties in the area will be protected when water levels are high in the River Trent.

The scheme will also provide a dry access to help operate and maintain the pumping station on Crock Dumble.

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