Local farmer Kevin Moores has asked if I would publish the following for him:
Lower Alt with Crossens Draft Flood Risk Strategic Plan
Are you aware that the Environment Agency is seriously considering cutting back vital flood defence pumping operations across Sefton and parts of West Lancashire due to Government cuts?
They have stated that by Spring 2015 the Environment Agency will make a significant change to current practice, by either reducing or stopping Land Drainage work within the catchment.
They are hoping to stop draining excess water and store it on farmland within the catchment area.
Priority areas within the catchment include:
Formby, Lydiate, Maghull, Thornton, Lunt, Aintree Village, Banks, Crosby, Downholland, Melling, Hightown, Crossens, Rufford
If they succeed with their plans, all homes, businesses, farms, livestock, & crops within their study area will be at increased risk of severe flooding.
This could have far reaching consequences to residents, property and land owners as there could be serious health and pollution implications with regard to standing water, and flooding of sceptic tanks, cesspits and waste water treatment plants.
Please find the Environment Agency online Consultation Document at: http://bit.ly/rhyYEC
Please help to force the Government into a u-turn by signing the epetition at:
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