Derby gets green light for latest flood defences

Derby is set to get another tranche of major anti-flooding measures to protect homes and businesses under plans agreed by the city council. The council’s planning committee has given the green light for the next stage of the Our City, Our River (OCOR) flood defence scheme which will improve defences along the east bank of the River Derwent through the city centre, starting at Causey Bridge and ending at the railway bridge across the river.
Derby has been hit hard by recent wet weather with river levels reaching their highest point ever during Storm Babet a month ago. The Derwert became so full of …