I read with interest your article in the Free Press on February 15.
I would just like to state that the site on our open day – which was held during a period of sustained rainfall – was unaffected by flooding.
Furthermore, the mini-bus transport, which we arranged to facilitate travel to and from the site at half-hourly intervals, operated faultlessly.
There was also an inference, as reported by a nearby resident, that we were not being “responsible” with regard to our redevelopment plans. This is far from the truth.
Since taking over the site, we have worked very closely with the Environment Agency and, in conjunction with civil engineering consultants, created a computer model for the immediate cross-section of the Stour Valley. This has since been approved and adopted by the Environment Agency for its own web site.
Our draft plan provides for significant design and engineering improvement on the existing measures and will enhance downstream performance in flood conditions.
Our Open Days have been very successful and I believe demonstrate to the local – and wider – community that we are very keen to listen to, and understand, their viewpoint and concerns. In this way, we believe that a worthwhile and long-term regeneration plan for the site can be found.
Redding Park Development