Flooding measures

I held one of my periodic review meetings with the Environment Agency this week, to discuss progress with flood protection for the constituency.

They told me the work to help protect homes in Winnersh is now completed.

The scheme to hold excess water in a bund near Tesco in Wokingham on the Emm requires Council and/or developer contribution. Councillors are studying this.

They have carried out some dredging work on the Loddon, as requested.

They have undertaken maintenance work where they are responsible.


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  1. Posted October 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Here in Cockermouth we have voted to increase our Council Tax to help pay for new flood defences.

  2. Electro-Kevin
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    From bailout to bale out in consecutive posts.

    Great continuity, Mr Redwood.

  3. alan jutson
    Posted October 29, 2011 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Let us hope your intervention has helped resolve the situation.

    Only very heavy and consistant rain, will I guess show the success or not of such remedial work.

    The fact of the matter is John, Planning permission should not have ever been given in the first place to developments on the flood planes, without any such compensation work being completed (at the developers expense) which exceeded the capacity of those flood planes.

    Any compensation solution should like wise, have minimal on going maintainance costs to the local Authority.

  4. Paul Cohen
    Posted October 29, 2011 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Not aware of any maintenence work in Luckley Wood area – this was promised by WBC several years ago but didn’t happen. WBC approach to riperian owners was ignored.

    • Iain Gill
      Posted October 29, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

      no doubt the moat house car park in lower earley will be under water again this winter, and another bunch of car owners wake to find their cars underwater

      it amazes me (they-ed) allowed to get away with this year after year

      • alan jutson
        Posted October 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Permalink


        Ditto Park and Ride Car Park, located at Showcase, although I am given to understand that lease will not be renewed when it runs out, due to high level of claims (over half a £ million I believe so far).

        Not yet sure where Park and Ride will operate from in the future.

        Guess it is in negotiation.

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