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Village flood wall plan rejected

Nottinghamshire villagers who are opposing a 6ft (2m) flood wall along their village green have had their suggested changes rejected.

Residents in Attenborough wanted an adjustable flood barrier that would be stacked away underground and only used when there was a risk of flooding.

The opponents said the Environment Agency's flood wall would spoil the conservation area.

The Environment Agency has said the "stackable" wall is not solid enough.

Gary Smerdon-White from the Attenborough Flood Alleviation Alliance said: "You can have in-situ flood defences that can actually be stacked away in the road and can be easily set up in the event of any flood warning."

He said the entire wall could be put up in less than five hours.

The Environment Agency told the BBC that the "stackable" flood wall would not be robust enough and if serious flooding occurred it could potentially affect 16,000 properties.



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