May 2018 – Flooding Update
The following update has been received from Solihull MBC:-
A few weeks ago we experienced some higher than average amounts of rainfall across the area, although thankfully nowhere near like the volume we had in May 2018.
As you may remember, in January of this year we published our report into last year’s flooding. As part of our action plan we gave a commitment to look at what may be possible to help reduce the risk from future flooding.
We commissioned various pieces of modelling and survey work, which have been completed. These pieces of work are now being used as part of an initial economic and technical assessment that we are undertaking with the Environment Agency. We will look at various options and ideas, including those that were suggested to us when we met residents immediately after the flood event or later at one of our drop-in sessions.
This initial assessment is an important step and will help us determine what options may reduce the risk of flooding across the area. It will also help us understand which options add up in terms of the amount of money that would have to be spent to help defend against future flooding (the cost), versus the amount of money that would be saved from any future damages to properties (the benefit), should flooding occur again.
Please be assured that we are working as quickly as we can through the process, with the aim of giving any future scheme the best possible opportunity to succeed.