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Mick Flannigan Flood risks are taken nowhere near seriously enough. EBC should not be influenced by the complacency of the Environment Agency. The EA is far too relaxed about flood risks, e.g. the danger of a potential development on flood plain next to the River Mole (Drake Park).
We all know that more development, whether substantial estates or smaller projects cumulatively, must inevitably restrict the means of escape and dispersal for flood water.
19 Dec 2016 13:56
FEDORA (David Cooke) Excessive development limits the natural ground area for rain to soak away. 06 Jan 2017 13:27
V Braun It is important to consider the impact of any development on the whole area that this development can affect, not just looking at the site in isolation. This also applies to micro sites, such as front gardens. 08 Jan 2017 19:36
John Girdley Every planning application needs to be scrutinised for it's contribution to flood risk. Study the effect of recently built mansions on Icklingham Road Cobham. Although close to the top of the hill, they are causing flooding on adjoining roads as well as contributing to the town centre problem

Redevelopment of the Cobham White Lion site is typical of how the concreting over of our land is adding to the flood risk and the further complication in this case of retrospective approval being sought for underground car parking.
10 Jan 2017 10:46
Deleted User It is a potential risk in our area and so should be looked into appropriately and managed proactively 10 Jan 2017 17:22
John Millward Significant local data and ongoing research is needed to provide comprehensive advice. It should be part of an overall flood risk assessment as larger developments pose a bigger threat. The assessment needs updating regularly and after any large development. 12 Jan 2017 16:01
Paul Rosewarn however, this could be funded as part of the development and mitigating actions also funded. 14 Jan 2017 09:54
Deleted User all avenues should be explored to ensure flood risk is at a minimum. 14 Jan 2017 11:25
Mrs Barnes • Any plan of this complexity cannot be considered in isolation and hence we fundamentally disagree with an approach that just singles out housing. 14 Jan 2017 14:40
Deleted User Of course 15 Jan 2017 18:11
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