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Dane Valley flood fears
RESIDENTS overlooking a development site in Leftwich fear the flood risk for new homeowners if it gets the go-ahead.
Proposals for 250 new houses and a country park in Dane Valley are set to go before planners in November but residents say the area floods too often.
Debbie Clarke, of Bollington Avenue, said: “I moved into a house on Bollington Avenue in 2007 and have seen this area flood many times.
“I have no doubt that it will flood again.
“The floods are often ‘flash floods’ and the area may only be flooded for a few hours, I often see it as my kitchen overlooks the valley.”
Outline plans for the estate and nature park, called Northwich Meadows, have been submitted to Cheshire West and Chester Council by Ainscough Strategic Land.
HOW Planning, agents for Ainscough Strategic Land, told the Guardian in the summer that they and Ainscough Strategic Land were working closely with the Environment Agency on flooding issues.
A report from the Environment Agency submitted with the application states it has no objection to the plans in principle but lists a number of conditions, including only building within a certain zone and not setting floor levels of buildings, roads, paths and car parks lower than the level of the worst case scenario one in 100 years flood.
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