St Austell Voice for News, Offers, Reader Comments. Every Wednesday Only 60p

Sell for Free in the Voice

It's free to sell your unused items in the Voice. No fees, no commission.

Place Your Free Ad

Buy your favourite pictures

Ordering high quality prints or digital copies is quick and simple.

More information

News Archive > General > Emergency work to prevent sewage flooding footpath

Emergency work to prevent sewage flooding footpath

By Natasha Swift 27th September 2017

Emergency work to prevent sewage flooding footpath
The footpath known as Gypsy Lane

EMERGENCY work is underway to stop a footpath in St Austell from being flooded with sewage after residents voiced their concerns.

South West Water is carrying out sewer replacement works on the footpath between Southbourne Road and Tregorrick Road - known as Gypsy Lane.

The work, which will see 40m of sewer replaced, is being done to stop sewage flooding the area whenever it rains.

Residents said the area had only been plagued with problems since the Wainhomes development at Porthpean Road had been built.

They contacted St Austell Town Council over the issue and South West Water and the Environment Agency were also informed.

Deputy town council clerk, Sara Gwilliams, said: “When Wainhomes was built in Porthpean Road a lot of high feeling was around run off from the site and if they didn’t get the drainage right it would flood that path and come down the hill.

“The path has been subject to flooding recently and sewage has been coming out of the drains.

“The town council has been contacted by residents regarding sewage in Gypsy Lane.

“South West Water and the Environment Agency have been called and South West Water is carrying out emergency works.”

A Wainhomes spokesman said: “We are not aware on any issues from our site.”

A spokesman from South West Water said: “We were alerted to flooding from the sewer which runs beneath the footpath between Southbourne Road and Tregorrick Road in St Austell at the end of August.

“Our investigations showed that a section of the sewer was in poor repair and needed to be replaced. The replacement work is complete and we are currently reinstating the footpath, which should be back in use in the next few days.”

By Natasha Swift 27th September 2017

Add your own comment
Name
Email
Comments


Spam Test
Captcha Spam Test

Please enter the text from the image

Top of Page