Green light for new water pumping station in Hull

Yorkshire Water has been given the green light to build a controversial new water pumping station on Hull's Bransholme estate.

Councillors approved the scheme earlier today despite opposition from local residents to the plan to demolish the exisitng pumping station in Selset Way and build a much bigger one. Yorkshire Water wants to build the larger facility to deal with surface water to stop a repeat of the 2007 floods.