Monks Wood, North Shields Surface Attenuation

We are working with the community to explore opportunities to reduce the risk of flooding by removing surface water from our network, using sustainable methods where possible. We are bringing this Rainwise project to Monks Wood in North Shields. Northumbrian water plan to install new Sewers to provide highlevel relief to the existing network entering Monks Wood, transferring high flow to an adjacent combined sewer on Beach Road. We may install a new sewer and SuDS basins to divert surface water to free up capacity in the combined sewer on Beach Road. The surface water will be attenuated, then discharged into the highway drainage network, which will allow the augmentation of the existing flood alleviation scheme.

Update by Simon Bright


The cycleway / footpath has been reopened on Beach Road, however, the lane closure will remain in place for the rest of the week for off-loading. We are ploughing on with setting up the compound, the drainage has been installed and over the next few days we'll be importing stone for the compound base. We're continuing setting up site fencing and stripping top soil ahead of the drainage works. The footpath from Whitecliffe Close will remain closed for the duration of the project.

Next week the lane closure will move west on Beach Road to enable us to construct the site entrance into Whitehouse Primary School. We are able to construct this entrance without closing the Footpath / Cycleway as concrete protection slabs are not needed over the existing services.



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