Friday, 20 October 2017

Flood-hit road to be fixed, not raised

THE road between Sonning and Playhatch will be repaired “as soon as possible”.

But the B478 will only be returned to the state it was in before flooding caused it to collapse.

Henley’s county councillor David Nimmo Smith had hoped to raise a section of the road at the same time so it does not have to close when the Thames bursts its banks in future.

But the county council has so far been unable to convince the Environment Agency to approve the project.

Cllr Nimmo Smith said: “The work to date has revealed that more complex investigations and modelling work are needed before the implications can be fully evaluated.”

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