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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Option FR1

Representation ID: 12671

COMMENT Environment Agency (Miss Charlie Christensen)

Summary:

We would suggest that you may want to prepare a more locally specific policy to better define what safe development in the context of flood risk means. This could, for example include whether you would be looking to see development in a flood risk area having dry access routes. Additionally, you may wish to outline a particular approach to, for example, redevelopment or conversions as opposed to new builds. This would provide clearer guidance on the requirements of a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) for developers.

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Representation ID: 11975

SUPPORT Pigeon Investmenrt Management (Mr. Andrew Fillmore) represented by Beacon Planning Ltd (Ms Sophie Pain)

Summary:

Pigeon supports the Councils approach in Option FR1 which is in line with the objectives of the NPPF and Section 10 on meeting the challenge of flooding amongst other issues.

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Representation ID: 11797

SUPPORT Councillor Frank Lawrenson

Summary:

I support Option FR1

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Representation ID: 11130

SUPPORT Rattlesden Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

On flood risk, the Council strongly supports the principle that inappropriate development in areas at risk of flooding should be avoided by directing development away from areas at highest risk; but where development is necessary making it safe without increasing flood risk elsewhere. Rattlesden and its environment are subject to periodic but often serious flooding, and there are significant drainage problems in a number of locations.

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Representation ID: 9863

OBJECT Stowupland Parish Council (Claire Pizzey)

Summary:

FR1 is not appropriate. Further work is necessary because developments lead to extra water in watercourses, not necessarily higher rates of flow adjacent to the site boundary, but problems may occur some distance downstream after watercourses have merged. River flooding attenuation schemes will need to be considered.

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Representation ID: 9057

COMMENT Janet Smith

Summary:

Flooding needs more attention now sea levels are rising and more severe weather events more common.

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Representation ID: 8747

OBJECT The Woodland Trust (Mr Nick Sandford)

Summary:

Even if the risk of flooding is low, there is still a possibility of surface water flooding occurring in areas which are subject to sudden high rainfall levels, which it is predicted will be increasingly common due to the impact of climate change.

Planting trees can be particularly effective in helping to alleviate such localised floods. It has been shown that the leaves on trees can slow down the rate at which rain gets into the drainage system, thus lessening the likelihood of surface water flooding

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Representation ID: 8344

OBJECT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

SUDs not sufficient for sustained heavy weather events

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Representation ID: 8131

OBJECT RSPB Stour Estuary and Wolves Wood (Mr Mark Nowers)

Summary:

Flood risk can be minimised with an integrated Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) approach and we urge the Council to adopt such a practice, not only to manage this specific risk, but for the wider economic, social and environmental benefits that it delivers.

Evidence on the benefits of SuDS
* Improve water quality and protect drinking water resources
* Limit flows entering system and therefore maximise network capacity
* Improve health and wellbeing
* Help manage air quality
* Increase property value
* Enhance biodiversity
* Provide education
* Improve thermal comfort
* Provide amenity and recreation

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Representation ID: 8121

SUPPORT Tattingstone Parish Council (mrs Jane Connell-Smith)

Summary:

yes

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Representation ID: 7511

COMMENT Dr John Caesar

Summary:

Flooding does not just occur along watercourses and coastlines. The statement that "Localised flooding is mainly a result of surface water flooding which has potential to be addressed through measures to improve drainage channels" appears to understate the risks associated with surface water flooding, which are dependent on location. Drainage systems and SUDS cannot always cope with the volume of run-off from short term intense rainfall. Poor decisions can increase the flood risk to existing dwellings. Consideration of surface water flooding is often not adequately considered under the current planning regime.

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Representation ID: 6583

SUPPORT MSDC Green Group (Cllr John Matthissen)

Summary:

support

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Representation ID: 5429

SUPPORT Mr Andrew Coxhead

Summary:

Support

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Representation ID: 5412

OBJECT Mrs Louise Baldry

Summary:

* Due to changing weather patterns the threat from flooding is becoming more uncertain along the river valley and SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are not adequate for sustained (several day) rainfall events especially in flood zones.
* I would recommend much more robust and critical assessment of SUDS on new developments feeding into river valleys and Flood plains and that they should be designed and built not to reduce additional flood risk but to eliminate any additional risk.

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Representation ID: 4849

OBJECT Mrs Alison Crane

Summary:

Due to changing weather patterns the threat from flooding is becoming more uncertain along the river valley and SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are not adequate for sustained (several day) rainfall events especially in flood zones.

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Representation ID: 4775

SUPPORT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

Support

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Representation ID: 4057

OBJECT Mr Vic Durrant

Summary:

* Due to changing weather patterns the threat from flooding is becoming more uncertain along the river valley and SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are not adequate for sustained (several day) rainfall events especially in flood zones.
* I would recommend much more robust and critical assessment of SUDS on new developments feeding into river valleys and Flood plains and that they should be designed and built not to reduce additional flood risk but to eliminate any additional risk.

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Representation ID: 4004

SUPPORT Sudbury Town Council (Mrs Jacqueline Howells)

Summary:

Sudbury Town Council supports policy FR1

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Representation ID: 3941

OBJECT Mr Alan Squirrell

Summary:

I am amazed that with the vast mileage of river bank that is included in the BDC area, including the tidal waterways, that there is no local provision for flooding. Global sea levels are rising; Fact; Rainfall is becoming more unpredictable and heavily localised; Fact: The provision of 'designed' soakaways is largely farcical; one only has to look at the derivation of the saying 'sods law'.
One in a hundred year events are happening in more like one in ten years, and the trend will continue aggressively. That is nature, whose forces we ignore at our peril.

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Representation ID: 3833

OBJECT Mrs June Durrant

Summary:

* Due to changing weather patterns the threat from flooding is becoming more uncertain along the river valley and SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are not adequate for sustained (several day) rainfall events especially in flood zones.
* I would recommend much more robust and critical assessment of SUDS on new developments feeding into river valleys and Flood plains and that they should be designed and built not to reduce additional flood risk but to eliminate any additional risk.

More details about Rep ID: 3833

Representation ID: 224

SUPPORT Mr D C Warren

Summary:

Agree most sensible option

More details about Rep ID: 224

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