Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Why I Oppose the Kennet Valley Plan

This is my submission to the people making a descision on the Kennet Valley Park. Please send your thoughts to; RSS Team, Government of the South East. 1 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4GA email rss@gose.gsi.gov.uk

No matter how often the developers keep returning to it this scheme was always a disaster. The planned development on the Kennet Valley would cause flooding downstream, including Reading. We shouldn't be building anything in the flood plane that will add to what is already a serious flooding problem in this country. We need to be allowing the water to recharge the groundwater naturally, not divert it into a sewer system not designed to cope with it.

The Environment Agency is to be congratulated for consistently opposing this(1). We live under the threat of a South East Plan that will add thousands of new houses to the region each year, it recently went up from 29,000 to more than 33,000.
Reading would be better off if we used the resources we had more effectively, not straining the town to the limit. There are empty office blocks and homes around the town, lets get these used before we build anything new. Is this about a sustainable future or building a monument to some rather large egos.

Regards Adrian Windisch

1. www.environment-agency.gov.uk/regions/thames/1290330/1290442/1299118/1300801/1301045/?lang=_e

18 Kent Road Reading RG30 2EJ,
tel 0118 9567190 mob 07802 671606


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