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Apr-28-2016 @ 7:22 PM                           Permalink
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Hello John
Firstly would like to thank you for taking the time to answer our questions.
Can you tell us the advantages of driving the piles down in Upton Dyke and if you can think of any advantages that it may have to the traditional business at the end of the dyke which we believe is under new management.
Marge and Parge

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Dear Marge and Parge,

Thank you for the question.

My understanding (I am not an engineer) is that there are two main benefits of driving the piles into the bed of the river: (i) it is cheaper/easier rather than trying to draw them out (ii) it provides some level of greater stability for the flood embankment above it.

The work is being carried out by BESL (Broadland Environmental Services Ltd) on behalf of the Environment Agency.

I hope the new owners of the business at the end of the dyke flourish. They will continue to benefit from the flood defences.



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