West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has received confirmation from Lancashire County Council, who are the Local Lead Flood Authority, that funding has been secured and consultants have been appointed to investigate surface water and drainage in Burscough.
LCC have appointed Jacobs, as the authority’s framework consultancy, to undertake the study which will consider the catchment and surface water flood risk in Burscough.
Fortunately, they have taken the opportunity to coordinate the study with one being undertaken by United Utilities, allowing for consideration of the interaction of the various drainage systems in Burscough more accurately.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed this commitment and looks forward to seeing the final report, recommendations and outcomes from it. She said:
“Burscough, as with other parts of West Lancashire, has been heavily affected by flooding and drainage issues in recent years which have at times flooded homes and businesses and caused great angst and anxiety to many residents.
“I am pleased that Lancashire County Council, along with United Utilities, have taken this initial step to recognise the issues and investigate the detail.
“Residents will not be assured all is okay until they see the findings of the reports and studies, and the recommended action being carried out.
“I have written to both Lancashire County Council and United Utilities to ensure I am kept informed of developments and to get a clear timeline for the work.”