Feasibility study for raising Welney Causeway brought forward

17:24 27 June 2014

Flooded Welney Wash Rd. Picture: Steve Williams.

Flooded Welney Wash Rd. Picture: Steve Williams.

Archant

A feasibility study into raising the Welney Causeway will take place a year earlier than planned.

The £50,000 study, which will be funded by the Anglian Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC), will start before the end of the financial year.

It will determine the costs of raising the A1101 Welney Causeway to stop it flooding for many weeks at a time during the winter, how the project can be delivered and its potential benefits.

MP Steve Barclay, who discussed funding for the feasibility study with RFCC chairman Steve Wheatley earlier this month, welcomed the news.

He said: “This is great news. I know how frustrated people living in the area are at having to take lengthy and costly detours every winter.

“There is still some way to go but it is fantastic to hear the feasibility study will now be completed this year – a whole 12 months earlier than previously anticipated.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Wisbech Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Wisbech Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Wisbech Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Tipped up Tipper lorry, Gaul road . March. Picture: Steve Williams.

A tipper lorry making a delivery of ballast to a building site in Gaul Road, March, today overturned, sending scaffolding crashing to the ground.

Yesterday, 17:37
A number of classic cars and a family home were completely destroyed by a fast spreading fire.

, 
Thorney, A47, 
09/02/2016
Picture by Terry Harris.

A house and vintage cars – themselves worth an estimated £500,000- were destroyed in last night’s blaze at Thorney.

33 minutes ago
Home education in Cambridgeshire has almost quadrupled in five years

More families are educating their children at home in the Fens than in Cambridge city centre, says a report, which is urging home-school parents to ask for help if they need it.

13:52
Wisbech school artist in residence and after school club art teacher  Terry Martin during filming for CBBC show Art Ninja

A Wisbech art teacher is on a CBBC programme that gives top tips to children on how to get creative.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition