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Repairs to start on Ouse riverbank in York
9:15am Wednesday 15th August 2012 in News
REPAIRS to a stretch of York’s riverbank will begin next week and last for about ten weeks.
The repairs, between Clifton and Scarborough Bridges, will involve mending 420 metres of the River Ouse bank, which has been damaged by erosion and tree growth. Officials say failing to deal with the problem could lead to problems with a nearby cycle path and a sewer which serves every home in Clifton.
Coun Dave Merrett , the council’s cabinet member for transport, planning and sustainability, said: “This is an important piece of work to protect the riverside and we thank the Environment Agency and the Canal And River Trust, which have given approval for the repairs, for their support throughout the process.”
The first section of work was carried out last April when trees which were damaging the bank were cut back, leading to a full survey being launched to ensure nesting birds and protected species were not affected. Boats will be mostly unaffected by the repair programme, which starts on Monday, and the riverside path and cycle route will still be in operation, with a diversion into an adjacent field.