Two new pumping stations are planned to be built to help reduce the impact of raising of the flood defences, as part of the Our City, Our River (OCOR) project.
The pumping stations are proposed at the outfall of the Markeaton Brook watercourse at Mill Fleam and for surface water drainage at Derwent Parade at Chaddesden.
Significant grant funding contribution of approximately £1.464million, has been secured from the European Regional Development Fund, to deliver the Mill Fleam Pumping Station. This will be match-funded by funds already allocated within the OCOR programme.
The works will be delivered under the Project Munio name, as an expansion of the work currently underway in the City Centre at River gardens and Derwent Street.
The delivery of the second pumping station at Derwent Parade is awaiting final approval of additional European funding.
Councillor Chris Poulter, Leader of Derby City Council said:
Our City, Our River flood alleviation work is progressing in the city centre and the approval of this funding will see vital steps take place to progress with the wider Munio project. Work continues at Exeter Bridge to add new flood gates, as well as the regeneration and redevelopment of the River Gardens.
The “Our City Our River” Derby Flood Risk and Regeneration Scheme is a project developed from the Environment Agency’s Lower Derwent Flood Risk Management Strategy and Derby City Council’s adopted Masterplan for the redevelopment of Derby City. The work will help to reduce flood risk to 1,500 homes and 700 businesses and to unlock economic potential on land that is at significant flood risk and protect and enhance heritage assets in Derby.
The Cabinet will be asked to approve this recommendation at Council Cabinet on Wednesday 11th September.