Villagers affected by the recent flooding, or who live next to the flooded Griffin Lane development site took part in a phone in on Adrian Goldberg’s BBC WM programme about the issue of developers being given permission to build on flood prone sites.
As soon as the programme is over you can listen again to the programme by clicking on this link:
You’ll find Duncan Kellett, who’s home was flooded on Sunday at and James Hodgetts who lives next to the Griffin Lane site both within the first half an hour.
Just yesterday the whole issue of insurance, for anyone living in flood prone areas, hit the headlines once again as the current scheme, underwritten by the Government, is due to run out next year and there is apparently ‘deadlock’ in their discussions with the insurance industry. At present Dickens Heath is not one of those areas but the events of this weekend must surely make the Griffin Lane site (and indeed Waterside) worthy of further consideration?
Dickensheath.net has written to Taylor Wimpey asking them for their response to the flooding, their position on building on (and marketing) a site now proven to be prone to flooding and how they would propose to prevent a recurrence once development had begun. They have not yet responded.