Victoria Pier in Hull.
Victoria Pier in Hull.

Hull’s Victoria Pier flood defences approved by Secretary of State

Plans to upgrade flood defences at Hull’s Victoria Pier have been given the go-ahead.

The Victoria Pier Frontages flood defence plans include higher flood walls constructed along a section of the Humber frontage.

The new walls will also feature glazed sections to allow views of the Humber Estuary and a raised promenade allowing views over the wall.

New steel sheet piles will be installed about 3m in front of the existing piles.

The plans have now been approved by Hull City Council’s planning following referral to the Secretary of State for Local Government, Robert Jenrick.

It is part of a £42m Humber: Hull Frontage flood defence scheme, led by the Environment Agency along with Natural England, which will improve tidal flood defences at eight locations along the Humber estuary foreshore.

The works will reduce the risk of flooding from the Humber Estuary to 113,000 properties and are due to be completed by December 2020.

Councillor Daren Hale, Hull City Council’s Deputy Leader, said: “The is great news for city of Hull and a great example of our good working partnerships with the Environment Agency and Natural England.

“The current renewed focus on flooding, after the shocking occurrences in South Yorkshire, shows the necessity of such a scheme.”

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