Herefordshire Council has announced a scheme to reduce the impact of floods to the north of Ross and to the south of Kempley and Gorsley.

The scheme will see the installation of a new pipe to carry surface water from the B4222 by Oldmill Cottage north through Old Mill Lane, Crown Barns and Millbrook Gardens to discharge into Rudhall Brook.

Supporting features including new kerbs and gullies will be installed, along with new flood walls alongside the brook to the west of the B4222, north of the A40.

The scheme is funded by Herefordshire Council, the Environment Agency and developer contributions from housing development windfalls.

The work is set to be completed by March 2021.

A council spokesman said: “It is one scheme within a wider £1.89million package of capital investment being made by the council into improved drainage and weather resilient infrastructure across the county.”