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Early concept of ERVPS

Early concept of ERVPS

Details of how Keep Wash Water Rural becomes the Enborne River Valley Preservation Society: We now have a plethora of information and potential points of objection. We are also blessed that within the committee and within the current signed up members, we have professionals such 

So many obvious issues, why will the planning go application go ahead?

So many obvious issues, why will the planning go application go ahead?

The most common cry from local residents and the community alike is that there seems to be so many factors that make this development unattractive and quite clearly not sustainable…. so why does there seem to be so much interest from Bewley? We believe that 

Flood risk and flood plains remain a key point of interest

Flood risk and flood plains remain a key point of interest

As discussed within our residents meeting, the issue of flooding and the perceived flood risk moving forward, seems to be most talked about objection. It was also clear from their presentation that Bewley pretend to be fully aware of the flood mapping and they have plans in place to counteract and dare I say, they believe they will actually reduce the flood risk.

The committee have spoken with many professionals around this topic. The data within the Environmental Agency is the most referred to by councils and planning departments in relation to flood mapping and potential risks for future flood events in association with applications.

The EA have a lot of information easily accessible online…. take a look: https://check-long-term-flood-risk.service.gov.uk. Search using postcode RG20 0LS.

On the 4th October an update appeared on the Bewley Homes website for the development. This update was based around flooding and hydrology.

Here is a copy of that update: https://www.watermillbridge.co.uk/downloads/Watermill_Bridge_Non-Technical_Summary_Flooding_Note.pdf

The ERVPS committee believes that the initial application was potentially not submitted in September as originally suggested by Bewley Homes on the basis that some of their flood modelling is being changed, or certainly being updated, perhaps as a result of feedback during their consultations.

Residents view on flooding

Residents view on flooding

Below are some illustrations of the known flood risk within the area that is being proposed to be built upon. Below you will see some images provided by residents of historical flooding of the area. The fast flowing flood water of the River Enborne and 

Front page of the Newbury Weekly News

Front page of the Newbury Weekly News

05/08/2021 As our fight against the proposed development gathers pace, we are delighted to have made the front page of the Newbury Weekly News. To read the full article, click here: https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/concerns-over-plans-for-350-homes-near-newbury-9210858/