Risk of flooding came up at our meeting this week. Details will go in the notes of meeting which should be out shortly, but just to update people.
The Environment Agency (EA) has issued a flood alert for South-East London.
We understand that Croydon Council is monitoring the situation closely and has already taken several preventative steps.
Image posted by @ThePurleyPond twitter account of flooding in Purley in the past
The EA’s alert for groundwater flooding includes the Caterham Bourne, Coulsdon Bourne, Coulsdon, Kenley, Purley and South Croydon. This is because water levels have risen since higher-than-average rainfall from January.
So far, we understand that Croydon Council has taken the following preventative steps in the affected parts of the borough:
A group of residents in Higher Drive, Purley have decided to challenge Croydon Council’s decision to allow a 5 storey block of 40 flats to be built on a site formerly occupied by 3 detached family houses.
Mike Brigden, the Chair of Woodland Way (Purley) Association, explains and urges others to get in touch to support their objections… Continue reading →