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  • “I Challenge Bellway Homes to prove me wrong” A Word of warning to the resident, and property owner near Balderstone Hall Field Mirfield

    By pmadmin
    In Bellway Homes
    Jul 30th, 2017

    The use of SUDS on high ground, and with excessive ground cross falls, and boundary properties downstream. “SUDS is a serious design error for this development”…
    On Hepworth Close, there are 8 number properties with low back gardens, of which 4 properties stand 2m below the finish ground level of the site. These 8 properties have finish floor levels that are between 0.400 – 2.200 below the existing site level. The dry stone boundary walls, of which the foundations are directly built on top of the rock seam. The rock head is stated to be 2m below the existing ground level throughout the field. The field falls NE to SW, and NW to SE. Hepworth close is sited on the falls NE to SW, and NW to SE boundary of the site which is down stream of the proposed development. Hepworth Lane, Hepworth Drive, are both sited on the SE, and SW boundary of the site with several properties below the existing ground level of the site. Some of these have a finish floor levels between 0.500mm – 0.700mm below, which are down stream of the proposed development. If SUDS were to be used within this area of the development boundaries, and not excluding beyond the boundary areas the SUDS discharge of surface water runoff would follow the top of the rock head affecting properties adjacent to the proposed development. In the event of rainfall over a period of days followed by, cloud bursts, and or extreme weather conditions, SUDS would be overwhelmed creating below ground flooding, and the possibility of over ground flooding to adjacent Properties.

    Project Mirfield is looking for support, and we have setup a meeting at Northorpe Hall between 5.30-6.00 PM on the 2nd Aug 2017 we intend to inform Bellways who are holding a consultation at the hall on this date why we don’t need this development and the harm it will create to many existing residents and Property’s

    Help us protect our home from surface water flooding which is created by unacceptable, unsustainable development



    Bellways plan


    S Benson

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