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Trent Valley (Flood Prevention)

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Agriculture what progress has been made in the construction of development works for the prevention of floods in the Trent Valley, and in particular with respect to the West Bridgford, Colwich, Beeston and Stapleford districts of Nottinghamshire.

I understand that the Nottingham Corporation and the River Trent Catchment Board are in consultation about the Board's Nottingham flood alleviation scheme and that alternative proposals for certain parts of the scheme are being considered in order that the problem of flooding may be dealt with effectively without prejudicing the amenities of the district, particularly the war memorial at Nottingham. Until a satisfactory solution of this problem has been found the scheme as a whole cannot be prepared in detail nor can a close estimate of cost be made. The Board are proceeding with the preparatory work on that part of the scheme which will benefit the West Bridgford, Colwich, Beeston and Stapleford districts. The Long Eaton section of the Nottingham scheme has been completed recently at a cost of £27,000 and its effectiveness was proved during the high water level period following the heavy rains of January last.