Solution to Mouse Lane flooding considered

Highway works to repair the damage road surface in Mouse Lane, Steyning Z03nGjtrSrdZSuFLflBD
Highway works to repair the damage road surface in Mouse Lane, Steyning Z03nGjtrSrdZSuFLflBD

LONG-TERM plans to solve flooding problems in Steyning are being considered.

Residents have been campaigning for months for action in Mouse Lane, where winter flooding led to issues with slippery mud and grit.

Highway repair works finally begain on the damaged road surface on Monday, September 1.

County councillor David Barling said problems were caused by the flow of water on an established water course through Mouse Lane.

He told Steyning Parish Council last week that Mariella Alexander, chairman of the planning committee, had come up with a scheme for a pond to alleviate the flooding.

“A drainage expert has said this may be possible,” said Mr Barling.

He said they were looking into using money from West Sussex County Council’s Operation Watershed to investigate the idea further.

Mr Barling arranged the works as a result of meetings with residents.

“Hopefully, this will assist with the flow of water to the culvert at the High Street end,” he added.

“It is part of my ongoing commitment, and that of Steyning Parish Council, to preserving and improving the historic nature of this much loved street.”