Here we go again, another so called consultation. This time to stop flooding in Windmill Road. So first you create a problem by allowing lots of new development knowing full well that the Victorian drain system cant cope but rather than dig that up and replace it our council propose taking away parking spaces, laying permeable paving and, wait for it, rain gardens and tree pits, whatever they are.So my question is why not just replace the drains ?
Robert Ayres ● 26d3 Comments
I can sort of see the argument that replacing the drains would just push the problem further downstream; maybe there is some merit in trying to stop so much rainwater entering the sewer system so quickly?
Trevor Lockie ● 24d
I haven't seen wide-scale flooding in Windmill or Whitestile Roads - just some large-ish puddles that appear after heavy rain that soon seep away - perhaps clearing the existing drains would be a cheaper solution? There is an option on the questionnaire to only fit permeable paving so as not to lose any more parking spaces - if we all select that option maybe LBH will respect our wishes. But I suspect the most anti-car option will be imposed regardless of views expressed.
Graham Thorpe ● 24d