Survey to take place to look at issues of flooding at crossing

Kate Cairns
Kate Cairns

A drainage survey is to take place at Fallodon crossing after long-standing issues with flooding.

In her county councillor report to members of Newton parish council, Coun Kate Cairns confirmed that investigations are to take place.

She said: “I arranged a meeting which took place in April with Network Rail, council officers, Coun Heather Cairns, residents John and Robbie Young, landowner Mark Bridgeman and myself.

“It was agreed that Network Rail would carry out a proper survey of the drainage at the location and investigate remedial action to solve the issue of flooding, which has been long-standing over several years.”

Coun Cairns also gave an update on road repairs. She said: “I am pleased to report that there is a resurfacing scheme in this year’s programme for the B1340, starting at the Newton junction working back towards Christon Bank and including some quite substantial drainage improvements. This is currently programmed for September and there may be a second phase next year continuing on towards Christon Bank.

“A large surface-dressing scheme was completed recently on the B1339, which is from just north of the Littlehoughton junction all the way up to the Windyside Hill junction. There is a further surface-dressing scheme in this year’s programme between Embleton Mill and Stamford.