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FLOOD RISK

 

NOT  FORGETTING THE SEWAGE
PROBLEM

 

 

The proposed development is apparently not affected by flood risk, but, certainly, the village of Brize Norton will be!

It will greatly increase flooding problems which already exist in Brize Norton village, the road between the village and Carterton and on Monahan Way. Brize Norton village properties and Station Road are frequently flooded now after heavy rain- a problem that has increased enormously since Shilton Park was built.  The proposed  new housing in  BAD PLANNING  and disregards  the flooding risks elsewhere and is therefore UNSUSTAINABLE [MF 27/11/12]

The repatriation route could be blighted by further flooding; an  alternative route may be needed. BAD PLANNING. [MF 27/11/12]

The photos to the right were taken on the junction of Carterton Road and the "driveway" to the new RAF medical facility.  As shown in the enlarged map below.

 

 

See also the web pages relating to

TRAFFIC SCHOOLING FLOOD RISK
ECONOMIC IMPACT ENCROACHMENT NOISE & POLLUTION
LOCATION ACT NOW DEVELOPER'S PLAN
SEWAGE   PAST ACTIONS

 

In a river catchment that is already prone to flooding, and in which there is "no space for water". One of the key drivers behind Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) is the requirement to "Make Space for Water". The Shillbrook and the tributaries impacted by the west development are undeveloped and therefore there is land available to "Make Space for Water".  There is no more space for water in the East and we, in Brize Norton, already flood. We suggest that the sustainability matrix that WODC published is clearly WRONG when it provides the east with a more sustainable score than the west for "Reduce the risk from all sources of flooding". [Parish Council]

See the letter from Les Marshall here

Taken on Friday 23rd November 2012 looking towards the new RAF medical facility.

Taken on Friday 23rd November 2012 looking at the new RAF Medical facility

Taken on Friday 23rd November 2012 looking across the proposed development towards the Shilton Park Development.

See more pictures here

 


Flooding across Carterton Road am Sunday 25 November 2012, at corner of proposed new development.


Flooding across Carterton Road am Sunday 25 November 2012, with flooding across the fields at side of proposed new development .

Elsewhere in the village:

Flooding in Station Road, also on the Repatriation Route through the village

 

 

 

 

 

  


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Phil Holmes  Updated on Tuesday 10 April 2011