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Council sign off £135,000 spend on flood wall to protect Doncaster homes 

Tickhill Dam. Picture: Richard Croft/Geography.co.uk.jpg
Tickhill Dam. Picture: Richard Croft/Geography.co.uk.jpg

A new defence scheme is set to be erected after a number of Doncaster properties suffered from flooding.

Council bosses have outlined a plan to erect a flood defence wall near homes on Lindrick Lane and Papermill Dyke in Tickhill.

Documents seen by councillors show it will cost around £135,000 to build and will shield around eight properties from flood damage.

Installing a flood defence wall and making changes to the sluice gate is said to reduce the risk of property and highway flooding to a ‘one per cent chance in a 100 year storm event’.

Bosses say the changes will divert excess water in the direction of an open field instead of towards homes.

Meetings have been held with residents, elected ward councillors and the Friends of Tickhill Mill Dam.

The scheme has been approved through the highways cabinet member Jo Blackham and is on the approved scheme list for delivery this financial year 2018/19.

Kyle Hebdon, an officer working within the regeneration and environment team, said: “Properties along Lindrick Lane have flooded on two occasions in 2007 and 2008 and the highway has flooded on several other occasions since from over topping of the watercourse at Papermill Dyke.

“Hydraulic modelling of the watercourse has shown that building a flood defence wall and changing some settings on the sluice gate will increase the protection of the properties by retaining the water within the watercourse and causing any surcharge to be diverted north into a field location rather than on to the highway or into adjacent properties.

“Planning permission has already been granted for the installation of the flood defence wall and the work has been tendered out and awarded.”