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Flood work continuing in Kendal

Flooded Aynam Road

The Environment Agency is continuing to undertake detailed planning and design work required for Phase 1 of the Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme.

Construction of the scheme is expected to begin in early Autumn with all works being undertaken safely and in line with Government guidance.

The safety and well-being of the communities and visitors to Kendal along with our contractors and staff is important. We will work with Cumbria County Council, South Lakeland District Council, Kendal Town Council and other partners in order to plan for a safe start to construction in Kendal.

Stewart Mounsey for the Environment Agency said: “We are continuing with our detailed design work for the Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme which, when complete, will reducing the risk of flooding to 1,480 homes and 1,100 local businesses across the catchment.

“Through our detailed engagement with the local community, we understand that there are some sensitivities around a number of issues including traffic planning and events management. We are working with all partners including South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria County Council to minimise any disruption that the construction of the scheme may have.”

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