Work on the next phase of Kendal's flood scheme is set to begin.

Designed to protect properties from flooding, the Environment Agency aims to start work on the next phase of flood wall construction during the week commencing Monday, April 29.

This follows successful test drilling through bedrock and boulders.

Specialist equipment has been employed to deal with the boulders and bedrock below the bank of the River Kent, enabling an alternative method for the foundations of the new flood walls at Waterside to be installed.

This is set to reduce flooding from groundwater in this location.

Independent experts were on site to monitor sound and vibration levels around the test site and the Environment Agency are set to continue to monitor this during the drilling phase, ensuring noise and vibration are kept to a minimum.

Completion of the Kendal flood scheme will offer increased protection to more than 1,400 homes and 1,100 local businesses.

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