New flood defences to protect 40 homes in Lewes

Lewes District Council, working with the Environment Agency, the local landowner and East Sussex County Council, has completed a new flood alleviation scheme at Landport Road, Lewes.

The defences will protect more than 40 homes, a sewage pumping station, an electricity sub-station and a community centre.

The defences have been built by using compacted waste chalk.