Consultation on low flood risk housing

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Fenland residents and businesses can have their say on a new flood plan.

People across the area are being urged to take part in the consultation on the Cambridgeshire Flood and Water Supplementary Planning Document before the October 16 closing date.

The document will provide guidance on low-flood risk locations for new developments along with ensuring these have suitable drainage systems.

Cambridgeshire County Council is producing the plan in conjunction with district councils, including Fenland.

Cllr Will Sutton, the district council’s cabinet member for planning, said: “A significant amount of new development will occur in Fenland and the rest of Cambridgeshire over the next 20 years and beyond. It must be appropriately located, well designed and managed and take account of climate change. We need to make sure that happens, which is why it’s so important that we have the right guidance in place.”

Tanya Sheridan, the county’s head of growth and economy, said: “Growth in Cambridgeshire needs to be sustainable and to this end we are consulting on guidance that helps manage flood risk in new developments. We are keen to get people’s thoughts and comments on this over the next six weeks.”

For more information and to make comments visit http://consult.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/portal/pp/spd/fw, or call 01223 706574, or email GrowthDevelopment@cambridgeshire.gov.uk