Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 21178689//8
Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q48. Do you have any views on our intended approach to flood risk? View all on this section
Respondent Simon View all by this respondent
Response Date 02 Dec 2018
Comment

There are inland flooding risks from increased runoff from developments, increased rainfall and particularly increased spells of torrential rain that climate change is likely to bring.  Dismissing the smaller villages seems to suggest that new larger conurbations are permitted to increase the risk to existing residents through the runoff waters caused by the new developments.  

Summary
There are substantial flooding risks in North Somerset related to rainfall rather than tidal flooding.
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