MP tells House development may have added to Romsey flood woe

Daily Echo: Caroline Nokes MP. Caroline Nokes MP.

FLOODING problems in Romsey during recent weeks was taken to the top yesterday when MP Caroline Nokes raised the matter in Parliament.

The MP for Romsey and Southampton North highlighted the potential impact new development can place on areas with insufficient drainage capacity in a discussion with Secretary of State for Environment Owen Paterson.

Ms Nokes sought assurance that the relevant Government departments were working together to ensure any future developments didn’t compromise the current drainage systems.

She made mention in particular of green field development putting pressure on drainage dating as far back as the 19th century.

Ms Nokes has been visiting the scenes of flooding in her constituency and speaking with residents about the problems in Romsey, which she says are caused by complex issues – including the pumping station at Sadler’s Mill, excess surface water run-off and the possible impact of recent developments in the town.

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10:36am Tue 7 Jan 14

hulla baloo says...

What do they expect when they build on Fishlake meadows? Muppets.
What do they expect when they build on Fishlake meadows? Muppets. hulla baloo

1:44pm Tue 7 Jan 14

good-gosh says...

You don’t have to be Archimedes to know that drains work when the outfall is flooded. It doesn't matter how big the pumps are.
You don’t have to be Archimedes to know that drains work when the outfall is flooded. It doesn't matter how big the pumps are. good-gosh

1:46pm Tue 7 Jan 14

good-gosh says...

Correction: You don’t have to be Archimedes to know that drains DONT work when the outfall is flooded. It doesn't matter how big the pumps are.
Correction: You don’t have to be Archimedes to know that drains DONT work when the outfall is flooded. It doesn't matter how big the pumps are. good-gosh

3:37pm Tue 7 Jan 14

sah367 says...

Floods in Romsey are not new... Winchester Road flooded around the Plaza back in the 60s.
Floods in Romsey are not new... Winchester Road flooded around the Plaza back in the 60s. sah367

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