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hermin



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PostPosted: 20/01/13, 22:04    Post subject: Uplyme Flooding Reply with quote

How many more times must Uplyme residents be flooded out before something is done? There must be a straight forward fairly simple plan to stop these peoples home beeing wreaked. For my two pence worth a bigger culvert running in as straighter line as possibe at the bottom of Lime Kiln lane right past the garage. A pipe in the top section by the BT box to stop the Hall flooding, then something in a straight line in Venlake to take Cuckoo Hills water so it doesent turn nintey degrees at is fastest point. Every time a turn is made the water slows and dumps some of its cargo which silts up then backs up the river causing the flooding.
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Uplyme Parish Clerk



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PostPosted: 21/01/13, 09:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you look at the Parish Council web site, you will see that the Council has been working hard since last July trying to get the various parties together to come up with a solution, and taking practical measures like providing sandbags and emergency assistance to householders. Please go to the News page and look for the heading about flood reports.

You are also free to attend the Council monthly meetings to raise your concerns, as are all residents of the parish, of course.
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Rhodie



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PostPosted: 23/01/13, 20:04    Post subject: Re: Uplyme Flooding Reply with quote

Hermin excellent advice for quickly getting rid of the water but I can guess what people further down stream would think of the increased flow that they would get. Flood plains serve a useful purpose and that is to act as a temporary reservoir until the channels down stream can cope with the increased volume. The message is of course not to build on a flood plain in the first place, too late in this case.

At the January parish council meeting much was said about the prospect of the village hall flooding and if it happened then the hall would not be able to be used for about six months. The same councillors on another subject were enthusing about the new school to be built on the very same flood plain.

The ‘lake’ in Venlake says it all.
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hermin



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PostPosted: 23/01/13, 20:08    Post subject: uplyme Flooding Reply with quote

Thanks Rhodie, well surley the playing fields will be a natural flood plain, Catch the volume of water and slow it down before entering the river Lym. Surley any children wont be playing on it in a flood!
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hermin



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PostPosted: 23/01/13, 20:10    Post subject: uplyme flooding Reply with quote

Without beeing rude i would rather see a sea of water on a bit of grass than some poor sods house,business, property flooded out. at the end of the day we can surley sacrifice a pice of grass over peoples saftey
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PostPosted: 24/01/13, 09:35    Post subject: Re: Uplyme Flooding Reply with quote

Rhodie wrote:
At the January parish council meeting much was said about the prospect of the village hall flooding and if it happened then the hall would not be able to be used for about six months. The same councillors on another subject were enthusing about the new school to be built on the very same flood plain.


The PC's response to the application was very clear in its wish that any building would not worsen, and preferably mitigate, the run-off.

http://planning.eastdevon.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=consulteeComments&keyVal=MCV6RQGH01C00
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hermin



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PostPosted: 24/01/13, 12:09    Post subject: Uplyme Flooding Reply with quote

I personally think it the ideal place for a school beside the hall and playing field, BUT the wrong place in terms of flooding. Its the lowest point so that is where all the water will end up unless they are going to raise the site up to stop the flooding the same needs doing to the tennis courts with a small retaining wall around it. But my point was that school and hall aside flooding on the field is acceptable over peoples propertys
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