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Nottinghamshire County Council offers assurance it is working on a solution to repair collapsed Carlton Ferry Lane, Collingham, as residents left stranded in floods

A council has offered assurance that it is assessing options for the repair of a collapsed road which has left residents stranded during floods.

Carlton Ferry Lane, in Collingham, collapsed for the second time in two years on October 23, 2023, and left residents stranded during the Storm Babet floods.

Nottinghamshire County Council is yet to fix the road, and the matter has become a problem again this week because of Storm Henk.

Road collapsed on Carlton Ferry Lane, Collingham
Road collapsed on Carlton Ferry Lane, Collingham

The council has said its highways teams are in the process of assessing options for access and repair, and assured it will keep residents informed of its progress.

Residents had been using a back road, Northcroft Lane, to access the village, however, they are now stuck in their homes once again with the back lane now also flooded due to rising water levels.

The first collapse occurred in in February 2021 when floods affected the country road which left the residents stranded at home for three weeks at the time, and despite a six-month wait for its repair the road collapsed again.

A highways manager from Nottinghamshire County Council said: “As a result of the extensive flooding caused by Storm Babet in October, significant damage was caused to a section of Carlton Ferry Lane, Collingham.

“The most recent flooding from the River Trent is due to the significant rainfall from Storm Henk, compounded by river and ground water levels already being exceptionally high.

“Affected residents have been able to access their properties via an alternative route, which was put in place following the previous collapse in 2021.

“However, when flood water is at the level it currently is in the area, both Carlton Ferry Lane and the alternative route will be impacted until the water subsides.”

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