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  1. Published on: 09/10/2017 07:44 AMReported by: rogerblaxall
    We are delighted to post another article from Gavin Rattray on the contentious theme of local flooding - and the perceived dereliction of duty by the Borough Council...

    'The main reasons new developments so often flood is because WLBC shirk their responsibility to produce meaningful flood risk assessments and research of Indicative Critical Drainage Areas (ICDAs) - that's the conclusion of Burscough Parish Councillor John Crawford.

    'His documents are a culmination of a huge amount of his research and some minor help from Burscough Flooding Group including attending meetings with the Environment Agency, LCC and United Utilities, etc.

    'Locals can get a copy of his work through BFG@fullstopltd.co.uk - this is potentially a very useful piece of work for all of the flood groups in West Lancashire, and it might be a bit of eye opener for those flood groups who currently see WLBC as a bumbling benign benefactor, when they find that the council’s key flood protection documents, the SFRA, are built on outdated and largely unresearched information and as a result are unfit for the purpose of directing development to suitable places with adequate infrastructure and therefore protecting residents and businesses from flooding.'

    John Crawford has sent his documents to 15 Borough councillors with this covering letter:

    'Dear Councillor
    I am sending these documents to you as you have been sent the document from Planning department over a decision on Yew Tree Farm.

    'I have viewed these documents and notice it makes reference to consultees supporting the development. Some of these documents refer to parts of the WLBC SFRA or should be aware of the state of flooding in Burscough. There are no references to my 1st document on the Failings of the WLBC SFRA. I have also recently sent to WLBC a 2nd document which provides greater evidence about the failings of the SFRA which you may not receive. Therefore I have a attached these document to read.

    The Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) which is an extremely important documents within the Planning process requires decisions to be made on all sources of flooding across West Lancs. A SFRA Level 1&2 have been produced however no information has been collected under the SFRA Level 1 responsibilities and requirements, therefore no Flooding incidents/areas have been through the Level 2 process to take them to Critical Drainage Area status. The SFRA should be a live document that is constantly updated with changes to guidance and flooding information status, this information is available to anyone who requires this information. A number of organisations will have used this document and made reference to the SFRA information in submissions to consultations. In my 2nd report I clearly show where the WLBC SFRA is failing to follow National Planning Guidance when dealing with SFRA and Flooding from all sources.

    As a decision maker it is important that you have the full information and to ensure you have all the relevant management information when making decisions.

    “The National Planning Policy Framework sets strict tests to protect people and property from flooding which all local planning authorities are expected to follow”.

    Please take time to read these important and well researched reports that I have compiled.

    Many thanks,
    John Crawford BSc (Hons) Organisations and Management Studies'
     

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