Tackling flooding caused by the River Bourne
21/09/2016 10:51:00......Posted by Luke Clancy
On Monday evening, at the request of representatives from Purley Community Flood Group, I convened a meeting between Council officers including the Director of Streets, GLA member Steve O'Connell and the Chairman of the National Flood Forum.
We received an update on the Caterham Bourne Flood Alleviation Study being carried out by Croydon Council, as part of a project board including Surrey County Council, Thames Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water and the Environment Agency.
The study is now nearing completion following the receipt in June of necessary data from the Environment Agency required to model groundwater.
Once the groundwater modelling of the River Bourne is complete, Croydon Council will draw up a list of options to tackle the flooding problems experienced in the area.
The list of options will be followed by a longlist of potential alleviation projects, then a shortlist – stakeholder meetings will be organised for consultation purposes at each stage of this process, said Council officers.
The Council intends to bid for nationally available funds by Autumn 2017 in order to fund the mitigation measures chosen to tackle the flooding problems that have blighted large parts of the South of the Borough.