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Potential Flood Risks at Cemetery

By September 20, 2020 October 2nd, 2020 No Comments

 Communities worried regarding potential flood risks at cemetery 

Local residents in Cumbria have recently been concerned with potential flooding at the local cemetery; ongoing construction work behind the church have meant that all the debris has caused the river to rise substantially, thousands of tonnes of backfill meaning it’s risen by around 4 to 5 feet.

 

Since flooding in 2009, safeguards put in place since 2010 have slowly eroded; many in the parish, as well as local Workington MP Mark Jenkinson believe that another flood is likely to push things over the edge. A spokesperson for The Environment Agency has stated they are currently looking into the property construction that is affecting the river, with discussions centring around investment into the actual habitat surrounding the river.

If investment were to take place around the site, regulations state this would require a full flood risk assessment. With specialists in flood management, bEk is well equipped to tackle any sorts of issues in these areas; in fact, any sort of initial site validity report may well have picked up on the potential problem before it even began. As down-to-earth consultants, we guarantee a more well-rounded analysis, that encompasses all surrounding factors, not just the property itself, in order to ensure absolute minimum disruption to the site. Contact BEK today and receive a free consultation to assess site viability!