I welcomed investment plans unveiled by Southern Water and Kent County Council to cut flooding in Albert Road, Deal. I have long campaigned alongside residents for action to stop the flooding, this is a significant step forward for Albert Road.
The plans announced include:
• Kent County Council will replace and increase the size of roadside gullies in the Albert Road. The work is expected to be carried out next month
• Southern Water will increase the diameter of the Albert Road sewer to improve capacity and reduce risk of flooding
• Southern Water will make improvements to the Golf Road wastewater pumping station, improving efficiency and operational capacity
The long suffering residents of Albert Road have had to put up with repeated flooding for too long. This investment is a significant step forward in our campaign to stop flooding in Albert Road.
County Councillor Trevor Bond and I have consistently supported Albert Road residents in the campaign to stop flooding. It’s great news that Cllr Bond has played a strong role in securing action from Kent County Council, with the highways gully work starting next month.
Once the investment has been made we will be able to assess how well it works. I very much hope that the residents will see a dramatic improvement and that we won’t see these sort of flooding episodes in future.