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Letter: How Can We Plan For a Future With Insufficient Water?

Published on: 29 May, 2021
Updated on: 29 May, 2021

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From: Jim Allen

In response to: Opinion – Our Local Plan Review Is Bound By Government Rules

There is really one fundamental flaw in the Local Plan. It’s not traffic or road capacity or foul water treatment, but the failure to accurately state and document the remaining water supply for the borough. It is, in effect, nil, zero, nowt, there’s nothing left.

How can a Local Plan even suggest we have the ability to add 560+ housing units per annum? How can this be supported when there is no water to mix the mortar let alone quench the thirst and supply the bathrooms of us residents for the next 50+ years?

While Cllr Jan Harwood’s summary is correct in respect of statute and policy, realism about water supplies must kick in now because any housing number the council or central government picks is far in excess of the availability of water to meet the occupants’ water needs.

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