Dovenby Village

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The drainage gradients are missing thus safe effective drainage cannot be calculated

The development is anticipated to result in approximately 10.2ha of additional impermeable area Associated with the new infrastructure. Therefore flood risk from surface water is considered to be the Primary source of flood risk to, and from, the new development which is proposed in areas of the site  (From MM Flood risk assessment  P19)

10.9 hectare development site. (Curtins Drainage Strategy p4 1.3)

10.9 hectares = 27 acres = 109,000 square metres

will be covered in concrete and tarmac

in addition to the existing buildings

From Allerdale Strategic Flood Risk Assessment 2010s4396_ABC_SFRA_Vol2 (1) page 13

planning policy is now heavily weighted against development which will cause or worsen flooding in any areas. The financial consequences of flooding are also more severe for most properties now than historically because of the greater value of the buildings and their contents. The average insurance claim for domestic flooding is now between £15,000 and £30,000 (Association of British Insurers).