Flood question

First published in Letters

TODAY I read my old pal, Brian Donovan’s letter, referring to the proposal for more houses on the Glebe. I too would be against this, which was part of the school deal, but I don’t think flooding is a major issue.

I suppose this possibility can form part of Brian’s anti-campaign, but he’s clutching at straws, I feel. The pitches on the Glebe were flooded which is no big surprise – so were hundreds around the West Country. Even Rodney Parade was unplayable.

Given the extreme weather in recent months, a question for the Anti gang to answer; when other low lying areas in Newport were flooded, why wasn’t the school on Glebelands flooded? Or the Indoor Bowling Centre or the rugby club.

I don’t think pursuing this line will have much impact Brian.

Jim Dyer Stockton Road Newport

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10:41am Fri 28 Feb 14

Mervyn James says...

And they want to abandon parts of Somerset, because the cost of saving it is too much. If they demand builders build housing to withstand floods, no-one can afford to buy them. When they do, who will insure them. Perhaps best to forget house building, build arks instead....
And they want to abandon parts of Somerset, because the cost of saving it is too much. If they demand builders build housing to withstand floods, no-one can afford to buy them. When they do, who will insure them. Perhaps best to forget house building, build arks instead.... Mervyn James
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