Kingswood pumping station approved by Hull City Council
Hull City Council has approved controversial plans for a new pumping station at Kingswood this afternoon.
Yorkshire Water says the facility next to the River Hull will help protect about 15,000 homes in the north of the city.
But residents in Selset Way, off Gibraltar Way, opposed the plans over concerns about the size and location of the station.
An original planning application was rejected by councillors last year.
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However, the company submitted fresh plans in January.
The new station will be built next to an existing plant at Kingswood.
In a statement released this afternoon, Yorkshire Water said it was delighted its proposals had been approved.
The company said: "Today’s decision means we can now begin work on a much needed , state-of-the-art pumping station, which will help to better protect more than 15,000 properties in the Bransholme and Kingswood areas from the risk of flooding in the future.
"From the very beginning, we’ve liaised closely with the local community and used their feedback to help shape our plans, including softening the appearance of the building through the creation of a 'living roof', which will, we hope in time, become a haven for wildlife.
"Going forward, we’ll continue to liaise closely with the local community to update them on how our work is progressing and how the new pumping station will benefit them."