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Appeal: Flood risk sees factory site homes refused

Flooding in the UK

Permission has been refused for the demolition of redundant factory buildings and the replacement with 50 terraced dwellings in Denton Holme, Carlisle, after the appellant was found to have provided insufficient information in relation to flood risk.

Inspector Geoff Underwood noted that the site lies within flood zones two and three, and has a low risk of fluvial flooding as a result of flood defences along the River Caldew. But due to low lying areas in Denton Holme a residual risk of flooding remains.

Underwood said he was not persuaded from the evidence provided that the appellant’s decision to confine its search to the catch.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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