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County Council launches flooding investigation in Romsey

Thursday, 09 January 2014

Hampshire County Council is launching a formal investigation into various incidences of flooding in the Romsey area.

As Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), the County Council will be leading and co-ordinating this work, and will be appointing independent technical experts to investigate the causes of flooding and what can be done to address these. The report will also address the different responsibilities of various organisations in mitigating the risk of flooding.

Councillor Roy Perry, Leader of Hampshire County Council, said: "Local residents are understandably worried about the flooding which has occurred this winter. We've had incidences in Winchester Road and The Causeway, and there are concerns about water coming off the Abbotswood development at Cupernhamand incidents of flooding there.

"I've asked the Director of Environment of the County Council to arrange for this work to be undertaken by independent experts as soon as possible so that, at the very least, we will have initial findings which we can use to inform any urgent work to be carried out.

"Once the findings are complete, these independentreports will be put in the public domain so that the local community can see what the issues are, what needs to be done, and who will be responsible for doing it."

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