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£25,000 for Flood Defence Scheme at Thirsk

Hambleton District Council

1:50pm 19th December 2012

A flood relief scheme at Dalton developed by local businesses has been boosted by a £25,000 grant from Hambleton District Council.

Members of the council’s Cabinet have agreed to the one off donation to the scheme which will help alleviate the problems of flooding at the industrial estate near Thirsk.

They were told that flooding is becoming an increasing issue at the site – which employs around 950 people in 17 businesses – with roads being closed and movement on and off the former airfield almost impossible.

“The airfield employs a large number of people in Hambleton and is vital to the economy of the district,” said Portfolio Holder, Councillor Tim Swales.

“Whenever there is bad weather the estate is almost always cut off which has a very negative effect on our district.   Business owners want to take this into their own hands now – and with our help – they will create a relief exit road to the site.”

Hambletons cash injection is dependent on North Yorkshire County Council providing a similar sum – and on planning permission for the scheme.

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