As agreed at the previous meeting, here is a copy of the objection I have just registered on behalf of the Residents' Association
"On behalf of the Pleasant Residents' Association I wish to make clear our concerns with the proposed development at 82 Mount Pleasant.
Apart from the loss of amenity to residents on both Mount Pleasant and Spire View Road by this large development caused by the increased traffic flow on adopted and unadopted roads.
A major concern is the impact that the site will have on the serious flooding problems within our town. At the moment the site is predominately bare soil, building over this area without providing an adequate infiltration system to replicate the existing capacity of the land to absorb surface water is a serious error and one that will have an impact on the lives of many Louth residents.
The flood risk assessment supplied by the developers states that an infiltration system would not be viable. If that is the case then surely that is enough evidence to ensure that this proposal does not go ahead. The flood risk assessment states that the current mean annual run off rate is 5.8l/s, but that is for a site that is already positively drained. It seems unlikely that the existing land is positively drained and more likely that the land already absorbs and retains most of the current rainfall. So the 5.8l/s is an additional load to the system and not a current equivalent. Attenuating the flow to prevent additional pressure to the already over burdened surface water drains seems like a desperate measure to do something to appease the genuine concerns about the flooding issue for our town.
Who is responsible for keeping the pumping station maintained in perpetuity ? What happens to the pump in the event of a power cut? There are many risks to this proposal which if agreed will have a lasting negative affect on local residents. Please reject this application."
I understand that Councillor Horton has called in this application, if you wish to speak for or against the proposals please remember to register your intention to speak 48 hrs before the date of the meeting (yet to be confirmed).