Scheme should ease flood problems

FLOODING problems which have caused chaos in the centre of Woodbridge could be solved by a �1.5million scheme unveiled by Anglian Water.The company is preparing to undertake a six-month project to stop flooding in the Quayside area.

FLOODING problems which have caused chaos in the centre of Woodbridge could be solved by a �1.5million scheme unveiled by Anglian Water.

The company is preparing to undertake a six-month project to stop flooding in the Quayside area.

Anglian Water has already spent �2m on a recent seven-month project to install storm tanks in car parks behind the Budgen store and the public swimming pool.

Now it will dig up the Hamblin Road II car park, where the weekly open-air Thursday market is held, and install a storm tank capable of holding 600 cubic metres of rainwater.

The market will have to relocate from April 16 and take up a temporary position on the car park behind the Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road.

A spokeswoman for Anglian Water said: ''The project is a flood alleviation scheme to enhance protection against flooding of houses in that area of Woodbridge.

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''We will be sinking a large storm tank in that car park with work starting in late April and finishing around six months later.''

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