Durham County Council has announced that works on flooding alleviation is close to commencement.
The scheme is due to start in late January/early February and run approximately for 6 months. The cost of the scheme is in the region of £600k and is designed to reduce the risk of flooding experienced in this area on 28th June 2012. The intention is to alter the profile of the Dene Burn from the rear of the White Tun up towards 96 Brookside.
This will be done by widening the watercourse and constructing a number of terraces and wears to control the flow of water during times of large storm events. The scheme will continue along the rear of Brookside, where the existing ditch will be altered and extended to intercept and convoy overland flows generated from the network of agricultural fields to the east.