Not suitable on such a scale

PUBLISHED: 02:01 22 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:30 15 June 2010

For all the shouting and screaming about the regeneration plans for Seaton, the main issue should be the amount of infill that is going to be necessary to lift the site. This is a direct contravention of the statements from Defra that flood plains should

For all the shouting and screaming about the regeneration plans for Seaton, the main issue should be the amount of infill that is going to be necessary to lift the site. This is a direct contravention of the statements from Defra that flood plains should not be built on.Surely, all the flooding in Tewkesbury and Hull, and all the other places that were flooded last year, showed that building on flood plains merely transferred the water from one place to another?The flood plain is there for the purpose of containing the water. If we allow this development to go ahead, the long term prospects for Axmouth, the upper end of Seaton, where I live, and Colyford, also the new Mega Marsh, are not good - because, no matter how many drainage tunnels and sluices are put in, they are not going to cope with the rising waters of climate change and the difference in our weather patterns.I say that we should shelve all these plans that require infill as a prerequisite to building. They are not suitable for purpose.The whole area is not suitable for regeneration on the scale envisaged. Marilyn Coates RiverdaleSeaton


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