Two tonnes of debris taken to landfill since Ottery floods

PUBLISHED: 14:10 26 February 2009 | UPDATED: 08:35 18 June 2010

NEARLY two tonnes of mud and debris has been moved to a landfill sites since Ottery was battered by flooding devastation last year.

NEARLY two tonnes of mud and debris has been moved to a landfill sites since Ottery was battered by flooding devastation last year.

The on-going Devon County Council (DCC) clean-up bid, which has cost £130,000 to date, follows the widespread havoc caused by freak rain and hail storms on October 30.

A spokesman said more than 1,700 tonnes of mud, which was contaminated with litter and debris, has gone to landfill.

He added: "Wherever possible the soil and stones were put back on adjacent verges, hedge banks and land.

"However in places like Thorne Farm Way, considerable quantities of material were contaminated."

He said procedures were established over what material could be reused on verges and banks.

Scores of homeowners are still living in rented accommodation while repairs are carried out on their properties.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald