Flood reslience works in Lympstone due to start this month

PUBLISHED: 12:33 04 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:33 04 May 2018


Works to improve the flood resilience in an area of Lympstone are set to begin later this month.

Repairs on an old brick and pipe culvert under Longmeadow Road are set to take place from Monday, May 21.

The channel flows underneath a number of properties and the road itself before discharging into Wotton Brook.

The culvert has historically struggled when overwhelmed by large volumes of water.

Councillor Richard Scott, Devon County councillor for Exmouth, said: “This is another vital investment by Devon County Council in Lympstone flood resilience which will help reduce the risk of flooding to surrounding properties in the future.”

Councillor Jeff Trail, Devon County councillor for Exmouth, said: “We look forward to further co-operation with all agencies involved in flood protection in Lympstone to put a strategy in place for flood prevention with an aim to future proof the village.”

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