Plans for Phase 3B of the multi-million £ Mersey Flood Risk Management Scheme at Warrington are due to be considered by borough council planning chiefs – and officers are recommending they be approved.
This phase includes land to the north of Mersey Walk and to the east of Mort Avenue, Latchford.
It comprises sheet piled flood defence walls extending along the Mersey from the edge of Westy Park in the east to beyond the western edge of Cardinal Newman High School to the vicinity of Kingsway Bridge.
A 320 metre length of new wall would be built along the northern edge of Mersey Walk – a residential road and one of the main public vantage points with views of the new flood defence wall.
The Environment Agency has consulted with Cardinal Newman High School, the Manchester Ship Canal Company, United Utilities, Warrington Anglers Association, Westy Community Centre, Wirral and Cheshire Badger Group and local residents.