Flood risks West Wirral and importance of green drainage

Derick Barnes made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
can you please provide details of all meetings communications between yourselves and the Environmental Agency regarding the Birket Valley flood plain between Hoylake and West Kirby, (which comprises 'greenbelt') and how Wirral Met.Borough Council envisage they will comply with Environmental Agency's statement on 6/10/16 at Wirral West Constituency meeting, St Hildeburgh's Church Hoylake, and the importance of this greenbelt /flood plain area and drains in maintaining reduction in flood risk/s during times of bad weather ,high rainfall and high tides. Thankyou.

Yours faithfully,

Derick Barnes

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Barnes

 

Please see below the Council’s response to your recent Freedom of
Information request:

 

“…can you please provide details of all meetings communications between
yourselves and the Environmental Agency regarding the Birket Valley flood
plain between Hoylake and West Kirby, (which comprises 'greenbelt')”

 

A. The Council does not hold any recorded information in relation to any
meetings within the scope of your enquiry.  Wirral Council has
commissioned a consultant (Amey) who has undertaken consultation on our
behalf.

 

“….and how Wirral Met. Borough Council envisage they will comply with
Environmental Agency's statement on 6/10/16 at Wirral West Constituency
meeting, St Hildeburgh's Church Hoylake, and the importance of this
greenbelt /flood plain area and drains in maintaining reduction in flood
risk/s during times of bad weather ,high rainfall and high tides.”

 

A. At the Wirral West Constituency Meeting on 6/10/16, Wirral Council, as
Lead Local Flood Authority, (not the Environment Agency), answered a
question regarding management of flood risk as a result of the proposed
Golf Resort.

 

Any developer will be required to comply with Wirral’s Technical Guidance
for managing surface water flood risk as a result of development. They can
be found here:

[1]http://www.wirral.gov.uk/sites/default/f...

 

This Technical Guidance links through to the Defra’s Non-statutory
technical standards for sustainable drainage systems, which sets out the
parameters for managing surface water through the use of Sustainable
Drainage Systems for the development.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Senior Information Management Officer

Business Services - Digital

 

Wallasey Town Hall

Brighton Street
Wallasey
Wirral
CH44 8ED 

[2]Tel: 0151 691 8201

[3][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

 

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Derick Barnes left an annotation ()

Dear Ms Paterson,
I am sorry that council did not seemingly keep full and proper record of this most important meeting , which was not fully or widely advertised for local people. The meeting which was attended by many councillors , included half an hour delibiration by the Envuronment Agency, on the importance of our local flood plains , including Birkett Valley flood plain. A large part of this flood plain will be compromised by the proposed Hoylake Golf Resort Complex and other large develooments, if this scheme goes ahead.
Regards, Mr Barnes

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