Important flood mitigation work starts in Pednormead End, Chesham

2014 flooding

Important flood management work starts on Monday (24 August) to help provide additional protection for more than 100 properties in Pednormead End in Chesham.

Historically it is a flood prone area and the work, being done in two stages, involves installing a new, bigger culvert under Church Street as well as property flood protection work.

The project forms part of the Environment Agency six year Capital Programme (2015-2021) to better protect 300,000 properties nationally from flooding through a £2.6 billion investment. This is the first project that Buckinghamshire Council is working in partnership with the Environment Agency.

When complete, the project should reduce flooding damage to local properties and infrastructure, keeping roads clear of flooding during periods of heavy rain and improve the local environment for residents and businesses;

Phase one, involving the culvert works, starts on Monday and means the closure of Church Street for seven weeks. Diversions for direct journeys between Great Missenden and Chesham will be signposted via Amersham, and the Council will do all it can to minimise disruption.

The site investigations have been completed and the consultant is working on the detailed design. The Council will let residents know about the date for construction.