Environment Agency Flood Risk Management Proposals for East Ruislip
Comment from FoPM Secretary Martin Cartwright
Natural Flood Management makes sense because a significant contributor to flooding the fields is run-
The Embankment idea seems fine provided that it can be integrated with the natural environment of the fields where it might be sited. It needs to meet with the agreement of both the residents immediately affected and of those who are interested in the overall surroundings of the meadows. We need to know how high it would be, what it would be made of, and how it might look.
The Flood Storage idea is not practical and would needlessly mar the amenity of the area where it is proposed to be sited. It is not practical because, being water meadows, the water table is near the surface, so any substantial excavation is more than likely to fill with water well before any flood -
For more information see key pages (here) of the Environment Agency’s River Pinn and Cannon Brook Flood Reduction Consultation which closed on 9 April. If you were unable to use the on-