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The first major stage of a hydraulic model that will be used to help understand flooding in Southwell has been completed.

The model has been created as part of a study led by Nottinghamshire County Council

It duplicates the flooding experienced in July 2013 and will be used to develop possible flood-protection solutions.

The county council is bidding for £720,000 from the government to carry out flood-prevention work and is proposing to contribute £600,000 from its own funds.

Other partners, including Southwell Flood Forum and the town council, have agreed to give £235,000

“This is a major step forward in delivering a solution to protect Southwell and we are hopeful that the government will support the proposal in its Autumn Statement in December” said Mr Andy Wallace the county council’s flood risk manager

“Subject to government funding, we intend to consult on potential solutions in early 2015”

Newark Advertiser 30th October 2014