King’s Lynn flood store plan is revealed

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New plans could reduce the risk of flooding to Lynn’s Hardwick Industrial Estate.

Lynn Internal Drainage Board has applied to West Norfolk Council to create a flood storage pond and water course on agricultural land close to the A149.

Water could be diverted away from Pierpoint Drain and Middleton Stop Drain, when levels are high and “lessening the risk of flooding”.

The application’s design and access statement says: “The scheme will allow additional surface run-off to be discharged to the Pierpoint and Middleton Stop Drains from development in and around the Hardwick Industrial Estate, and levels on part of the proposed industrial estate extension site to be raised - an action which will remove the existing flood plain - while still reducing the peak flood levels in these watercourses compared to the current situation.”

Morston Assets wants to build offices and industrial units on farmland close between the Pinguin Latosa factory and King’s Reach.