A Doncaster pumping station is to be upgraded as part of the Government’s latest £344 million flood defence programme.
Floods Minister Dan Rogerson has announced that the pumping station at Bentley Ings, on Ings Road, near the River Don, will have its pump refurbished.
The £300,000 scheme is scheduled to be started by September and the Environment Agency says it will reduce the flood risk to a total of 200 homes.
It is one of 42 new flood schemes given the green light by Mr Rogerson, which will provide protection to more than 42,000 households across the country. Bentley Ings pumping station drains a large part of north Doncaster.
Improvements were carried out in 2009 when the Environment Agency raised the height of the power supply by more than two metres to ensure pumping could be maintained at higher water levels.