Tyne & Wear

Flood protection plan for Northumberland village

Work is to be carried out to cut the risk of flooding to residents of a Northumberland village.

The £500,000 project will upgrade the sewerage network in Choppington.

The three-month scheme is due to begin in October and reduce the risk of flooding to properties in Farndale Avenue and Percy Gardens.

The Northumbrian Water project will involve increasing the size of 985ft (300 metres) of sewer pipe so storm water can be diverted away from homes.

Paul Davison, Northumbrian Water's project manager for the scheme, said: "We appreciate that flooding is distressing for customers, so reducing this risk is one of our top priorities.

"This scheme will offer the residents of Choppington some protection for the future."

Some road closures will be in place during the project.

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