Ferry Lane flood protection works
Improvements to flood defences in Ferry Lane, Wouldham, started on Wednesday (February 13) and will take some four weeks to complete.
The work is being funded by Peters Village developer Trenport Investments Ltd and the company’s director Chris Hall explained:
“There was existing flood protection at this point, but the Government’s Environment Agency asked for this upgrade to be made part of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council’s planning consent for offsite works associated with Peters Village.
“It involves a small section of flood defence between Ferry Lane and land west of Trafalgar Road in Wouldham, and brings further protection to the few properties in Ferry Lane considered slightly at risk from flooding.
“Existing riverside levels will be raised slightly and the length extended with concrete walls and other barrier work.”
Kent Groundworks and Demolition Ltd will carry out the project for Trenport, with a scheduled finish date of Thursday 16 March. Construction vehicles will access the site via Wouldham High Street into Ferry Lane.
Mr Hall added: “We have stressed upon our contractor to make every effort to minimise disruption and disturbances, and normal working hours will be: 7.30am-6.30pm Mondays – Fridays, and 8am-1pm Saturdays.”
The site contact during the work is: Rob Deacon on 07860 500728.
Further updates will be posted on www.trenport.co.uk as necessary.