HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 c136W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the flood defence works in the Chorley constituency; how many contracts have been let in connection with it; and what the value of the contracts is. [148227]

Mr. Morley

The following contracts have been awarded by the Environment Agency:

Capital Works:

Croston Flood Wall—Works started on the 5 January 2004 to improve existing flood defence walls along the River Yarrow, which protect the village of Croston: (estimated cost £680,000).

Strategic Studies and Investigations—A strategic study of flood risk management need is currently under way covering the River Douglas catchment area: (estimated cost £100,000).

In addition, EA's own maintenance works include:

Revenue Works:

Heavy Maintenance—Work is to be carried out along the north bank, upstream of Fishery Bridge at the west side of Croston village. This will safeguard the existing flood defences against erosion: (estimated cost £20,000).

Routine Maintenance—(estimated cost £75,000).