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Two significant STORMS back to back in seven days Kirklees planning committee still passing planning on Mirfield floodplains.

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Feb 16th, 2020
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Two significant STORMS back to back in seven days Kirklees planning committee still passing planning on Mirfield floodplains. Storm Ciara 9th February 2020 reached a new recorded River Calder level recorded at Ledgard bridge Mirfield at 4.30 pM 5.4m.

Storm Dennis reaches a gauge level at Ledgard bridge of 4.11m Storm Dennis was not as significant for the Calder valley but  has hit over areas with force, having said that two significant storms within seven days tell the story. Mirfield resident celebrate our floodplains and understand why they are essential to Mirfield, and our downstream neighbouring towns , however,

Kirklees Councillors say it’s worth the risk to develop on floodplains in Mirfield hiding being the Kirklees local plan this is not Acceptable. People who buy their dream home on floodplains are asking for a lot of trouble, but Kirklees support such developments. Signs of things to come not a good future is it, climate change ripping communities apart Kirklees cannot see the clues left by mother nature nor can the environmental agency they need to understand managing flood Events is not working it needs STOPING at the source.

River Calder rises very quick much faster than the previous years and as become more dangerous safe access to homes and places of work has grown at a leaning rate and very costly to manage. It’s the same properties and Infrastructure what are affected each year, but nothing ever gets done, except for reports by Kirklees. River Calder Flood modelling by the Environment Agency Storm Ciara, pushed the EA model to its outer limits, in other words, the mAOD is the information inputted to create the modelled flood map, Storm Ciara challenged its limits some human-made flood defences and naturally occurring flood defences can no longer cope the flood water as reached the top of the mAOD and with the increasing magnitude of the Storms and the thousands of Cubic meters of rainwater per second that are dumped out of the rivers in the sky’s across Yorkshire it’s not a good future.

Storm Ciara 9th February 2020 reached a new recorded River Calder level recorded at Legard bridge Mirfield at 4.30 pM 5.4m.
Storm Dennis reaches a gauge level at Legard bridge of 4.11m

Regards Steve Benson

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