Flooding and development in East Devon

A lot more housing is planned for the western part of the District – that is, the part of East Devon which is not protected by being in an AONB:

Futures Forum: District Council to consider government’s latest forecast for minimum number of new homes to be built in East Devon > “A second Cranbrook new town or more new villages”

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The problem is that much of this area is prone to flooding – as today’s news reminds u:

Urgent flood warning for River Clyst | East Devon Watch

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But this hasn’t stopped development plans:

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Major plans revealed to redevelop estate into homes …

11 Oct 2019 – Plans for Winslade Park in Clyst St Mary include creating 150 new homes, 125,000 square feet of high quality, multi-let office space, a high end …
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‘Grave reservations’ about plans to build 150 homes on ‘high risk flood zone’

23 Oct 2017 – Residents of Clyst St Mary have expressed major concerns due to the flood risk because historically the Grindle Brook and River Clyst have frequently caused severe damage.

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Decision delayed on homes plan for ‘high risk flood zone’

27 Oct 2017 – It was due to go before East Devon District Council’s planning committee on Tuesday and had been recommended for approval – despite residents of Clyst St Mary have expressed major concerns due to the flood risk because historically the Grindle Brook and River Clyst have frequently caused severe damage.

Village’s concern over flooding | Latest Exmouth News 

29 Apr 2013 – Clyst St Mary residents are calling for action to be taken about flooding in … This foul water flooded their homes, and they fear this will happen again … 

Village’s concern over flooding | Exmouth Journal

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This photo was taken in 2005:

File: Floodwater at Clyst St Mary, Devon – geograph.org.uk – 74552 …

   
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