The full details of the main Cockermouth flood prevention scheme can now be viewed on Allerdale Borough Council’s website. The application is open for comment until 22 February 2012 positive comments will help smooth the process and keep our town safe and dry.
Below are the documents that were presented at the community information day on Friday 11 November and Saturday 12 November. Current Proposals November 2011 Cockermouth Historic Flooding Outlines Historic flooding in Cockermouth Cockermouth flood risk management Plan (November 2011) Cockermouth Flood Risk Management Q & A The Environment Agency’s approach to River Maintenance
Environment Agency: Flood-hit homes must be rebuilt to better cope with future floods | By Mark Hansford The Environment Agency is urging owners of properties damaged in last month’s Cumbria floods to insist that insurers repair their homes and businesses to be more flood-resilient. The Agency has complained that properties affected by flooding are often simply returned to their previous state, meaning that similar damage is likely if flooding occurs in future. It said that repairing a property that has been flooded offers a chance to minimise the damage and disruption that could be caused by any future flood. “We are working hard to reduce the risk of flooding to people and property, but climate change means that flood risk is likely to increase,” said Environment Agency director of flood risk Robert Runcie. “One in six homes are already at flood risk, so it is vital that homeowners look at