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Construction of two new 'SuDS' schemes in Hammersmith & Fulham to begin in January

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Work on two new Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) schemes will begin in the new year.

Following the opening of Bridget Joyce Square in White City earlier this month, two further SuDS schemes in Melina Road, Shepherds Bush and Mendora Road, Fulham, are set to break ground on 11 January 2016.

The two projects, which are funded by Thames Water, will protect residents against surface floods by retaining water during heavy rainfall and preventing it from entering and overloading the combined sewer system.

“These are important schemes that help alleviate the risk of flooding in an environmentally conscious way. At the same time, by including features such as rain gardens, they can also create great new spaces for residents,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services.

The two roads have been chosen as pilot schemes to help best understand the benefits of SuDS schemes so they can be introduced elsewhere to best effect.

Work on both schemes will require phased road closures and parking suspensions while they are constructed.

The Melina Road project is scheduled to last 12 weeks and Mendora Road, 30 weeks.

Thames Water sent letters to residents earlier this year to forewarn of the works, however further letters will be sent out this month, in case some residents didn’t receive them.

There will also be drop-in sessions for each scheme later this month:

  • Melina Road, Tuesday 15 December, 4pm-6.30pm
  • Mendora Road, Wednesday 16 December, 4pm-6.30pm