Parish Council Update on Flooding

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#Here's an update from the Parish Council about the flooding between Henbury Rise and the Moss Cottages.


In March this year after a long period of heavy rain the field behind Williams Way and Henbury Rise was flooded to such an extent that some gardens and the footpath were submerged. Residents reported this to Henbury Parish Council who took the matter up with Cheshire East Council. Subsequently an inspection by a flood risk engineer from CEC confirmed that the field is listed on flood risk maps showing expected flood levels and frequency in three areas of the field.
The natural drainage from the flood involves the adjoining field which has a different landowner and Henbury Parish Council were recommended to contact the landowners and ask for investigations. We did so and investigation work was promised.

However the exceptional warm dry spring seemed to solve the problem and the flooding disappeared but record rainfall in early October has caused the flooding to reappear though not to the same level as in the spring.

Recently Henbury Parish Council has been unable to engage with the landowners about this recurrent problem and other flooding issues and has had to resort to referring the matter to the CEC Ward Councillor and its Flood Risk Engineers. We await their response.

In our opinion this is a serious issue and needs addressing before it causes structural damage

David Nuttall
Henbury Parish Council

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