Skirting & Whangs Beck: Orgill flood defense update

The Environment Agency is constructing a Flood Risk Management
Scheme in Egremont that consists of flood walls and embankments,
which will create storage areas. We are also helping to better protect a
number of properties through flood resistance measures. This Scheme
will better protect residential and business properties from flooding
and improve the local environment and community amenities. Some
of the benefits are;
Properties better
protected
220
River improvements
to Black Beck
Properties protected
through Property Flood
Resistance measures
New trees planted – five
new trees planted for every
one removed
800
Hectares of habitat &
recreational space improved
Contact Us
Customer service 03706 506 506
Floodline 03459 881 188
Incident hotline 0800 80 70 60
Keep up to date
www.thefloodhub.co.uk in ‘your local area’
Key dates
Spring 2022
Construction starts on
Whangs Beck storage
areas
Summer 2018
Contractor appointed
January 2020
Construction starts on West
Lakes Academy and Falcon
Club storage area
September
2021
Skirting Beck complete
Winter 2019
Works begin in
Croadalla Ave area
Oct 2019
Planning permission
granted
August 2021
Construction complete on
How Bank Farm storage
area
January 2020
Community Drop-In
Event
4k
m
£12m
Investment in Egremont
43
16.5
acres
Skirting Beck and Whangs Beck
Our planning application for this Fl