Flood fears are a very real risk

Sir – Despite significant investment by Thames Water, one of the recent downpours caused the sewage pumping works at the bottom of Station Road in Brize Norton to overflow, resulting in temporary traffic lights and a relay of tankers.

The entrance to the new RAF medical centre in Carterton Road was also flooded, as were parts of Burford Road.

Is this familiar? Yes. The same problems occurred last Christmas in the same places.

Little wonder the residents of Brize Norton adopt a cynical approach to the assurances of the so-called ‘experts’ who have the arrogance to suggest that building 700-plus new houses at the Carterton East site will not add to these problems.

Keith Beckingham, Manor Road, Brize Norton

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9:36pm Thu 9 Jan 14

skcollob says...

The two hangars have been there since before WW2, that corner and that part of the road has usually flooded or had a huge puddle there for the last 40 years that i can actually remember, possibly longer than that. it is nothing new.
The med centre is in one of those hangars with just a new "extention" to the front of it replacing the old guard room that was there before it so therefore not the cause of the flooding on that part of the road,as there has always been a building there since it was first built over 70 years ago What is unusual is the sheer amount of rain we have had recently,and recently the huge amount of bull emanating from certain `experts` in Brize village.
The two hangars have been there since before WW2, that corner and that part of the road has usually flooded or had a huge puddle there for the last 40 years that i can actually remember, possibly longer than that. it is nothing new. The med centre is in one of those hangars with just a new "extention" to the front of it replacing the old guard room that was there before it so therefore not the cause of the flooding on that part of the road,as there has always been a building there since it was first built over 70 years ago What is unusual is the sheer amount of rain we have had recently,and recently the huge amount of bull emanating from certain `experts` in Brize village. skcollob
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