Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 21252257//8
Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Nailsea Q24. Do you agree with the principles set out for Nailsea and would you suggest any changes to these? View all on this section
Respondent Environment Agency View all by this respondent
Response Date 10 Dec 2018
Comment

Nailsea/Backwell – Development needs to avoid fluvial floodplain, as there is pressure on the Internal Drainage Board in this area, any additional surface water draining to main-river will mean that drainage networks will further struggle to drain into the main-river and therefore fields will remain wetter for longer. Proposed developments would need to provide reduced runoff rates and long term storage to prevent volume increase.

Summary
Nailsea/Backwell – Development needs to avoid fluvial floodplain, as there is pressure on the Internal Drainage Board in this area, any additional surface water draining to main-river will mean that drainage networks will further struggle to drain into the main-river and therefore fields will remain wetter for longer. Proposed developments would need to provide reduced runoff rates and long term storage to prevent volume increase.
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