£4.9 million cost for pumping station to protect Fordlands Road area.
It cost the City of York council £180,000 to respond to and recover from the floods which took place in the City in February. This was the wettest February on record, with the most flood warnings issued in any one day across England. Rainfall fell on already saturated ground increasing the impacts.
The Council will consider a report on the problem at a meeting next week.
There is some debate about the apparently conflicting advice issued by local agencies and the information included on government river gauge web sites.
Generally flood defences held well although there were issues in the Fulford/Fordlands Road/Germany Beck area. A separate report on flood prevention plans for that area can be read by clicking here.
The preferred option would include the construction of a £4.9 million pumping station. If funding for the project can be found the work could start on construction next summer.
The meeting will also consider the latest Environment Agency report on its flood prevention works programme