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The Lower Tame flood risk management scheme consists of 4 flood schemes. These are in Coton, Fazeley, Kingsbury and Whitacre Heath. There are over 1,000 residential properties at risk from flooding from this section of the River Tame.
The Lower Tame schemes take forward recommendations from the River Tame flood risk management strategy. The strategy set out our plan to reduce flood risk on the River Tame over the next 100 years (2009 to 2109).
The Environment Agency plan to continue our existing activities such as:
- flood warnings
- channel maintenance and
- advising businesses, landowners and the public on flood resilience
As well as:
- improving flood storage areas
- providing new flood defences and
- replacing some existing ones
The scheme is split into sections. Work is being carried out in the following locations:
The £2.5 million scheme in Coton aims to further reduce the risk of flooding to 463 properties in the area. This scheme includes:
- the construction of new flood banks to the north of Coton Lane
- the construction of new flood walls along Lichfield Road
- the construction of new flood walls near Hopwas Bridge
- the construction of a new flood wall around the Fox Pub roundabout
The Environment Agency began construction in October 2012 and completed work in June 2013.
The £3.5 million scheme aims to further reduce the risk of flooding to 216 properties in the area. This scheme includes:
- construction of new flood banks at Mayfair Drive
- raising the existing flood bank on Brook End
- construction of new flood walls at the Coton Green Football Club car park on New Mill Lane, Brook End and parts of Colehill Road
- working with Staffordshire County Council to improve ways of dealing with surface water flooding
The Environment Agency began construction in June 2013 and expect work to complete in spring 2014.
The £2.5 million scheme aims to further reduce flood risk to 304 properties in the area. This scheme includes:
- increasing the height and width of the existing flood bank south of Birmingham Road
- extending the flood bank north of the Birmingham Road
- construction of a new flood bank parallel to the railway embankment
- a new flood embankment at the northern end of the scheme (Coton Road)
The Environment Agency began construction in July 2013 and expect work to complete in summer 2014.
The £2.5 million scheme aims to reduce the risk of flooding to 216 properties in the area. The scheme includes:
- construction of a new flood bank between Canalside Cottages (Cudworth) and Fishers Mill Bridge. This is within Middleton Lakes Reserve and will be parallel to the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal
- construction of a new flood wall around Canalside Cottages and close to the Langley Brook.
The Environment Agency began construction in July 2013 and expect work to complete in spring 2014.
These schemes are due to be completed by spring 2014.
Cost of the new scheme
The Environment Agency has invested £11 million in the schemes.
Contact the Environment Agency by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org