King's Sutton residents consulted on revised flood scheme proposals

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Residents had the opportunity to view plans for a revised flood alleviation scheme during a public consultation meeting at Kingís Sutton Village Hall on Wednesday, 24 May.

During the summer of 2016 the scheme had been put at risk after the necessary legal agreements from all affected parties could not be reached, and works scheduled to begin in August could not proceed.

Since then, South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) and Kingís Sutton Parish Council have worked with Northamptonshire County Council contractors to come up with a revised scheme that would avoid the previous hurdles.

Cllr Dermot Bambridge, SNC's portfolio holder for environmental services, said: "This is a positive step towards finding a resolution that could provide the peace of mind to all residents affected.

"Although we have some way to go, itís important for local people to know that the authorities involved have not given up on them."

Representatives from the contractors were at the consultation to present drawings as well as a video walk-through to allow those attending the event to visualise the proposals and answer any questions.

Representatives from Northamptonshire County Councilís Pathfinder II initiative were also present and provided advice on flood resilience.

Feedback from the drop-in consultation will now be collated and considered.

For further information, or to comment on the plans please email KSfloodscheme@southnorthants.gov.uk before Thursday, 15 June 2017.