Last week, Wrexham’s MP Sarah Atherton welcomed Wrexham Council’s decision to tackle the issue of flooding on Darland Lane, Rossett through the flood risk alleviation scheme.
Ms Atherton’s concerns are based on years of severe flooding around Darland Lane in Rossett and countless conversations with worried residents in need of assistance. Following this, Ms Atherton visited Darland Lane whilst it was flooded, undertook numerous site visits, and continuously met representatives from Wrexham County Borough Council to discuss some of the issues, as well as longer-term solutions.
After years of little action and no improvements to the situation, Ms Atherton thanks Wrexham Council for the recent decision of allocating Welsh Government funding through the flood risk alleviation scheme. It is understood that the drainage scheme is near completion and should alleviate flood risk for Darland Lane and Gamford Lane, and other adjacent properties that have previously been vulnerable during storm events.
Sarah Atherton MP said:
“Since my election in 2019, this has been an ongoing issue that has affected and changed the lives of many residents on Darland Lane. Whilst the exact funding figures are yet to be confirmed, I am pleased that actions are finally taking place to alleviate flood risk and put the affected residents’ minds at ease. However, we need to keep a watching brief on the flooding situation given the number of proposed planning applications in the area. ”
Zoe Cabral, a Darland Lane resident said:
“Living in an area that has been prone to flooding for the last 3 years, it's very reassuring that work is finally underway to address this issue. It was great to see Sarah out and about this week on Darland Lane, meeting residents and speaking to us about the work the council is undertaking. I'm thankful to Sarah and the Council for all the work that has been done to move this forward.”