Derby City Council will be starting construction on a number of ‘Rain Gardens’ in the grass verge which runs alongside Wilmore Road, between the junction of Sinfin Lane and the entrance to the Sinfin Golf Course.

Sinfin rain gardens projectThe Wilmore Road Rain Garden scheme aims to improve the water quality in the nearby Cuttle Brook, by intercepting and cleaning surface water runoff from the carriageway before it discharges in to the watercourse.

It is the first phase of a joint partnership which sees Derby City Council working in conjunction with Nottingham City Council on a number of blue / green infrastructure projects, which are aimed at improving biodiversity habitat in urban areas.

Once completed, the gardens will provide planted areas which will improve the visual aspect alongside a busy inner city road. This will also provide habitat for pollinating insects, birds and invertebrates, while at the same time improving carriageway flood resilience.

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The project, which has been partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), will take approximately nine weeks to complete. Works will start on Monday 21st May.