Plans to help prevent Hambledon flooding are to be revealed

Flooding in Hambledon early last year
Flooding in Hambledon early last year

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PLANS to build a large pipe beneath a flood-hit village’s main road will be unveiled on Monday.

People are being invited to a public exhibition in Hambledon to find out about the construction of a £3.8m underground pipe beneath the B2150 and along West Street.

The pipe is designed to carry huge volumes of groundwater from the hills and prevent the flooding chaos that swamped the village for almost three months last year.

The work is being carried out by contractors for Hampshire County Council.

Phase one of the work started during the autumn and included clearing local ditches.

Phase two of the scheme will involve building the pipe and some disruption is expected.

The work is due to start by the end of May and will take a year to complete.

It will also provide new floodwater culverts, road resurfacing and, where practical, re-shaping of the road to help any floodwater stay within the kerbs of the road and away from houses.

The public exhibition will take place in Hambledon Village Hall between 2pm and 8.30pm.