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Flooding near to incinerator site sparks fears about plans

By citizenmike  |  Posted: November 27, 2012

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Fears that the site of Gloucestershire's incinerator plans is at risk of flooding have been raised.

Areas near to the site at Javelin Park, where the £500million waste-to-energy plant would be built, are under water this week after the heavy downpours.

Neighbour Rob Gaffney says the area is prone to severe flooding, with him having already had to leave his home twice in recent years.

But Gloucestershire County Council bosses and the incinerator firm Urbaser Balfour Beatty are confident abouy their flood plans.

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Javier Peiro, project manager at UBB, said: "UBB is aware of the current surface water on the Consi access road and can confirm that a thorough flood risk assessment has been undertaken and that surface water management is incorporated into the design."

He added that the Environment Agency was 'satisfied' with the plans.

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  • tishwash  |  November 27 2012, 6:08PM

    It's flooding in the streets, careful guys no dustbin lorries allowed anymore....... They've done an assessment, leave them to it.

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