Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Comment ID 1020673//4
Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Delivering Strong and Inclusive Communities DM34 [View all comments on this section]
Respondent Environment Agency [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Apr 2013

DM34-Housing Allocations


The new housing allocation by the motorway is in the functional floodplain of the West Wick rhyne network, which is influenced by the River Banwell. With the Banwell scheme in position this site will be removed from the floodplain. We are not aware that the storage calculations have taken this site into account within Royal Haskoning technical note on storage volumes between the Uphill Great Rhyne and River Banwell catchments. This needs to be clarified to ensure sufficient storage is being provided.


There are opportunities through this development to improve the rhyne network conveyance. Internal Drainage Board input and operational access must be considered at the master-planning stage.