Millers flood defence plan

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FLOOD risk at the site of Rotherham United’s proposed new stadium means plans have been put forward to raise the land by more than two metres.

The Millers’ proposed 12,000-seat ground is at the former Guest and Chrimes foundry, on Main Street in the town centre, but it counts as a ‘medium risk’ flood zone.

Work to raise the level of the site will involve importing about 54,000 cubic metres of material from nearby sites including Maltby Colliery.

Rotherham Council’s planning committee is due to make a decision on whether to approve the ground-raising plans this week.

The Millers hope to move to the new £20 million stadium next year – having played at the Don Valley Stadium since 2008, after moving from their former Millmoor ground.