Drainage worry for new housing
Concern has been voiced about the possibility of sewage flooding at a proposed new housing development.
Crawley Borough Council received a planning application on February 15 to build 112 new homes on the site of the former Bewbush Leisure Centre, in Breezehurst Drive.
But Thames Water has raised concerns about the possibility of the site being flooded with sewage due to the “inability of the existing waste water infrastructure to accommodate the needs of this application”.
The application was submitted by Countryside Properties (UK) on behalf of agent Montagu Evans LLP.
A spokesman for the council said it would “take Thames Water’s comments on board and carry-out work agreed between both parties to prevent drainage issues”.
Cllr Michael Jones (Lab, Bewbush) said: ““Clearly it is deeply concerning to discover that Thames Water does not believe the current sewage system in Bewbush can support the proposed development. I believe the council must address all of Thames Water’s concerns.”
The proposal – which does not include the Breezehurst Community Pavilion – would include 40 social housing homes for the council as well as 28 affordable homes and parking for 180 vehicles.
If approved, the first stage of development – flats and 10 houses – would begin in the summer and is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
A decision is expected to be made by May 17. To view the documents, log on to www.crawley.gov.uk and search for planning application number CR/2013/0066/FUL.
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