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


Works are progressing well on site. We are currently installing a large diameter man hole next to the path between Ludlow Avenue and Beach Road. We're also establishing a storage compound in Whitehouse Primary School Field which will service the works at the Western end of the site.

Although notices have been served by North Tyneside Council to close footpaths around the site, we have no intentions to close Ludlow Avenue or Whitehouse Lane. We will sequence our work to maintain access to these footpaths. 

Next week we'll be continuing the drainage with large diameter pipes behind Ludlow Avenue and digging trial pits in and around school field.


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