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 …
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 …
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.
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/