Flooding concerns are raised at homes exhibition

CONCERNS about flooding and drainage were raised after new housing plans were revealed.

Friday, 15th July 2016, 6:04 am

Around 35 residents attended the consultation to see proposals for 55 houses to be built on Nutbourne west land, near Emsworth.

The scheme is made up of a range of houses – from one-bed to four-bed units.

However, the majority of them will be two and three-bed homes aimed at first-time buyers.

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A resident, who did not want to be named, said: ‘At the moment we look out on to fields where we can see nature and wildlife.

‘There is already a high water level in this area. I’m not sure how the sewers will cope with the extra houses.’

Edward Van Der Wee, director of Pallant Homes, said: ‘Questions about flooding concerns were raised by some of the attendees and our drainage consultant explained to them that the development will be designed to incorporate sustainable drainage.’