Final phase of flood defences in Burton Joyce completed

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

The Environment Agency began building the new embankment in Burton Joyce in March at a cost of £490,000.

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 work involved building a new flood embankment adjacent to the railway in Burton Joyce.

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

Innes Thompson, of the Environment Agency, said: "The completion of this scheme is a very positive reflection on a committed project team working with all the local professional partners and the local community.

"These much needed improvements to the flood defences at Burton Joyce which will significantly reduce flood risk and this will improve the quality of life for local people."

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