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Appeal: Flood risk uncertainty sees Wycombe homes refused

Princes Risborough

Gladman Development’s proposal for 170 homes in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, has been refused at appeal after an inspector took issue with the lack of detail surrounding flood prevention.

Inspector Frances Mahoney noted that although the site is within an area identified by the Environment Agency (EA) as Flood Zone 1 (at the lowest risk of flooding by fluvial means), the EA maintained concerns regarding flood risk from surface and ground water.

She argued that the proposal did not contain enough detail regarding surface water drainage to “convince” her that it would ac.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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