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.
A £700k scheme designed to reduce the risk of persistent flooding in the Gote area of Cockermouth has won a prestigious North West Institution of Civil Engineers award. The flood alleviation project which now protects 42 homes was defined by a full programme of community engagement via the Cockermouth Flood Action Group comprising residents of the close knit neighbourhood. The Environment Agency encouraged community involvement, both in planning the scheme and its subsequent management. The EA project team and CFAG worked closely together throughout the project, with the action group securing long term ownership and maintenance agreements for a new pumping station. The group also contributed to delivering the project, working alongside the EA and its suppliers in designing and supervising the works. The end result is a project which has significantly reduced the flood risk to this community. ICE North West Regional Director Alan Butler described the project as
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
On August 29 2011 on our website an article entitled ‘Latest Flood Defence Proposals’ was posted. The article states that the preferred option for flood defences on Rubby Banks Road is a raising barrier, this is no longer the case. The article title has been changed to ‘Flood Defence Proposals’. There are three options regarding the flood defence on Rubby Banks Road, which are a solid wall, a wall with glass panels and the rising barrier. The Environment Agency are currently researching the relative cost, maintenance requirements and reliability of the options under consideration. Once we have the updated plans we will upload them onto the site.