South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18)

Comment ID 2021
Document Section South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Infrastructure Text Block View all on this section
Respondent Environment Agency View all by this respondent
Response Date 18 Sep 2019
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Comment

Martock and Bower Hinton
Paragraph 8.50 – “Flood defences may need to be raised in the future, depending on the location and floor levels of future development.” Any new development should be steered away from flood risk areas or development would need to be accompanied by flood risk mitigation taking into account climate change allowances. If this is strategic improvement to defences then your Authority should identify this infrastructure and how it may be funded.

We note that MB2 and MB3 allocations partly affected by Flood Zones associated with minor tributary of Mill Brook. Therefore, consideration to flood risk and climate change will need to occur if brought forward for development. .