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Flooding problem

Reported via Open311 in the Flooding category by Customer Services at 12:24, Wednesday 27 January 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 291476.

Email from Cllr on behalf of mr Scrutton - Hi Rowan,
I have been contacted by Mr Scrutton of 7 Banks Farm, Dunston ( tel 01526 323833 E mail: ) regarding concerns he has relating to as he sees it, a potential increase in risk to his property. I went down and had a look at the area with Mr S (suitably socially distanced/face covered etc!).
He says that he is concerned that proposed improvement works around the bridge (which he welcomes) by Network Rail and Highways may increase the volume of water flowing into the beck that runs along the back of his garden. His view is that water being directed off the road under the railway bridge would go into the beck. Apparently Network Rail are going to install some gulley's and Highways are to resurface the road. This prompted his enquiry.
He asked about the road surface run off being directed into a drain situated in the road as he thought this reduced the risk to his property. Obviously I could not answer his query!
He also showed me a stream running into the beck from fields the other side of the railway line which he said was insignificant years ago but seemed much bigger in recent times.
It is rather difficult to explain this second hand and I wonder if Mr Scrutton could be contacted for a first hand account and his queries answered?

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 12:24, Wednesday 27 January 2021

  • We have carried out an initial assessment, but a more detailed investigation is required. We will provide a further update when this has been completed.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 12:38, Wednesday 27 January 2021

  • State changed to: No further action

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:51, Monday 8 February 2021

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