Flood relief scheme to protect vital valley road

Date: Friday 2nd November 2018

APPROVAL is being sought for an ambitious plan which promises to help protect the only road through the Ullswater Valley against potentially catastrophic damage.

The scheme to put bends back into the Goldrill Beck, moving it away from its current course in a narrow channel alongside the A592, would also reduce other impacts of flooding further down the valley.

With an estimated cost of around £350,000, the initiative is being led by the National Trust, which is working with tenant farmers and the wider community, together with the Eden Catchment Management Group, Environment Agency, Natural England and Cumbria County Council.

See Saturday's Herald for full story.