Martock site does not flood
Last week a controversial Regulation Planning meeting approved a new housing development at Coat Road, Martock.
This application was identical in all material respects to one that Regulation had rejected in July and identical to one that Area North rejected last month.
Councillors lined up to vote along political lines. Five members of the ruling LibDem group were absent and sent in substitutes. There will be much more on the debate around due process in next month’s Leveller®.
For now it is worth noting that one of the concerns that residents raised at the time was that the site is prone to flooding. The concern was dismissed by the planning officer Simon Fox and failed to convince ten members of the Regulation Committee who all waived the application through.
So we thought our readers might be interested in the photos below which clearly shows that this is a site that would never ever flood under any circumstances. The photos were all taken in the past 48 hours.
Photos courtesy of Gordon Swindells (Martock Flood Warden)