Works to Reduce Flood Risk Commence at Orangefield Park

Works to reduce the risk of flooding today commence at Orangefield Park. These advance works are good news for residents of the area who have been badly affected by flooding in recent months and years.

Following concerns raised at the Connswater Community Greenway Stakeholder Forum  meetings between residents, local representatives, Rivers Agency and Belfast City Council took place to discuss urgent interim flood alleviation work at Orangefield Park.

This work will involve Belfast City Council removing a strip of trees either side of the Orangefield Lane entrance and Rivers Agency constructing an additional culvert. The entrance will be closed while the work is carried out. The nearest alternative entrance to the park is located at Dunraven Park.

Rivers Agency is also planning to lower the level of disused land beside the park to create a ponding area for flood storage during periods of heavy rain. These works will help reduce the risk of flooding to houses in the area in advance of the flood alleviation works to be carried out as part of the Connswater Community Greenway project.

Tree removal will commence today (Tuesday 28 August 2012) and will take approximately one week to complete depending on weather conditions.

If you would like more information on the tree removal please contact Lee McArdle on 9032 0202 ext 6283.

Rivers Agency will provide information about their work once they have confirmed when it will begin. If you wish to speak to Rivers Agency please call 9025 3355.