A £1 million flood prevention project has been completed in Stamp End in response to severe flooding in 2007 which led to the evacuation of 200 people.
The Stamp End Alleviation Scheme has been designed to protect 119 homes from flooding.
The area suffered flooding after prolonged heavy rainfall in 2007. Some 84 homes were affected, leading to the evacuation of 200 residents.
It is estimated that over half a million pounds of damage was initially caused but the knock on economic effect for local businesses and travel infrastructure is likely to be significantly higher.
The flooding closed a local road which was the single means of access to major factories and a Western Power substation.
The new scheme provides flood resistance to the residential area with a low flood barrier, a new pump station has also been installed alleviate pressure at times of heavy rainfall.
Councillor Colin Davie, said: “I’m proud this project has been completed and residents can rest easy in the knowledge they’re protected from flooding.
“The project is an example of excellent partnership working involving the County Council, City Council, Environment Agency and Anglian Water, as well as numerous local businesses who contributed in kind to get this fantastic scheme completed.”