More than 60 Chesterfield homes to be protected against flooding

Chesterfield Borough Council is contributing to the works.
Chesterfield Borough Council is contributing to the works.

More than 60 homes in Chesterfield will be protected against flooding thanks to a specialist project.

Work is currently being carried out by contractor Whitehouse Construction on three homes in Spital Lane.

This will see the properties fitted with flood doors, drainage pumps and non-return valves as well as other features to prevent water from entering them.

A further 59 homes in Brampton will benefit from the work later in the year.

The Environment Agency (EA) has helped secure funding for the work with Chesterfield Borough Council contributing a further £53,000 towards the cost.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, the borough council’s executive member for environment, said: “Although the authority is not directly responsible for flooding, we know it has been a big problem for some of our residents and this is why we have contributed funding towards the work.

“The work carried out on these homes should offer real relief to people who have previously experienced flooding after heavy rainfall.

“We will continue to work with our partners to help alleviate the risk and effects of flooding for residents,” added Cllr Ludlow.

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