Why plan houses on flood plain?

Northwich Guardian: Why plan houses on flood plain? Why plan houses on flood plain?

IT was nice to read Clr Fifield join the dialogue concerning the bedroom tax, Guardian, February 5.

I am sure that many people affected by the bedroom tax would like to hear him explain the Coalition’s decision to impose this punitive attack on already disadvantaged people.

There is a continuous catalogue of disastrous effects on families that is being stonewalled by the current government.

It is one thing in principle to use housing stock effectively as Labour in office desired, to charging people for “under-occupancy” when alternative smaller properties are quite simply not there.

While we are discussing housing issues, in light of the disastrous flooding the past several weeks, perhaps Clr Fifield would also like to explain the granting of planning permission to build houses in Leftwich on the River Weaver’s flood plain?

David Mason Leftwich

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7:35am Sat 1 Mar 14

northwich_cyclist says...

Don't hold your breath waiting for an explanation. The Environment Agency has said it's OK to build there, and the people of the Somerset levels will attest to how good the EA is at assessing flood risk. Even if CWAC had denied permission, the developer would simply have appealed, and central government never denies appeals by big developers who promise to build low cost housing ghettoes.
Don't hold your breath waiting for an explanation. The Environment Agency has said it's OK to build there, and the people of the Somerset levels will attest to how good the EA is at assessing flood risk. Even if CWAC had denied permission, the developer would simply have appealed, and central government never denies appeals by big developers who promise to build low cost housing ghettoes. northwich_cyclist

8:07pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Cymo says...

Don't blame the EA - they have been starved of money by this government to such an extent they don't have the people to do the necessary jobs anymore. In this case, they were unable to gather the necessary evidence to prove the area floods, so if anyone has photographic evidence, please share it.
Don't blame the EA - they have been starved of money by this government to such an extent they don't have the people to do the necessary jobs anymore. In this case, they were unable to gather the necessary evidence to prove the area floods, so if anyone has photographic evidence, please share it. Cymo

12:15pm Tue 4 Mar 14

northwich_cyclist says...

Cymo wrote:
Don't blame the EA - they have been starved of money by this government to such an extent they don't have the people to do the necessary jobs anymore. In this case, they were unable to gather the necessary evidence to prove the area floods, so if anyone has photographic evidence, please share it.
I don't blame the EA - they are just trying to do their jobs. It's pretty obvious who is to blame. And as I understand it, photographs of the flooding were shared with the planning committee, and should have been available to the EA. If not, all they had to do was ask local residents!
[quote][p][bold]Cymo[/bold] wrote: Don't blame the EA - they have been starved of money by this government to such an extent they don't have the people to do the necessary jobs anymore. In this case, they were unable to gather the necessary evidence to prove the area floods, so if anyone has photographic evidence, please share it.[/p][/quote]I don't blame the EA - they are just trying to do their jobs. It's pretty obvious who is to blame. And as I understand it, photographs of the flooding were shared with the planning committee, and should have been available to the EA. If not, all they had to do was ask local residents! northwich_cyclist

3:27pm Wed 5 Mar 14

stardusziggy says...

who cares, the housebuilders will be long gone with their profits, leaving somebody else to sort out flooding problems.
who cares, the housebuilders will be long gone with their profits, leaving somebody else to sort out flooding problems. stardusziggy

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