Posted: Fri 13th May 2022

Wrexham MP welcomes work to tackle flooding issues in Rossett for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Wrexham’s MP has welcomed work to help tackle flooding issues in Rossett.

Sarah Atherton said she has had “countless conversations” with worried residents on Darland Lane since being elected in 2019.

The area has been hit by severe flooding over the years caused by heavy downpours and severe weather conditions caused named storms.

Last summer it was announced that Wrexham Council had been awarded £285,000 to carry out repairs to stretches of roads damaged by Storm Christoph.

Some of the funding was allocated to Darland Lane and Gamford Lane, for works on water drainage, pipe and outfall required.

It is understood that the drainage scheme is near completion and should alleviate flood risk for Darland Lane and Gamford Lane, and other adjacent properties that have previously been vulnerable during storm events. 

Zoe Cabral, a Darland Lane resident said: “Living in an area that has been prone to flooding for the last three years, it’s very reassuring that work is finally underway to address this issue.

“It was great to see Sarah out and about this week on Darland Lane, meeting residents and speaking to us about the work the council is undertaking.

“I’m thankful to Sarah and the Council for all the work that has been done to move this forward.” 

Sarah Atherton MP said: “Since my election in 2019, this has been an ongoing issue that has affected and changed the lives of many residents on Darland Lane.

“Whilst the exact funding figures are yet to be confirmed, I am pleased that actions are finally taking place to alleviate flood risk and put the affected residents’ minds at ease.

“However, we need to keep a watching brief on the flooding situation given the number of proposed planning applications in the area. ” 

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