Barrow upon Soar Parish Council

Serving the people of Barrow upon Soar

River Soar

Clerk: Alice Gardam
Parish Council Office, 12 High
Street, Barrow upon Soar
Loughborough LE12 8PY

Tel: 01509 416016

An Update on the Major Housing Development in Barrow from the Parish Council.

In the Spring edition of Barrow Focus the Parish Council provided an update and timeline of major housing developments and the effect of these on the sewerage and drainage infrastructure in the village. Following a recent update and response from Severn-Trent Water the Parish Council would like to update the residents of Barrow on progress.

Severn-Trent Water (STW) has been speaking to residents likely to be affected by flooding and by carrying out some questionnaires are confident now that they have the most up to date information.

STW have been undertaking some maintenance work on the sewer system over the summer and will continue to do so. This work includes ensuring that non-return valves and sealed manholes are inspected to ensure that storm flows in the watercourse do not enter the sewer and cause foul flooding.

STW accept that storm flows in the Fishpool brook do present a risk to the sewer network and also accept that the surface water run-off from the Jelson's estate as it is developed will increase this risk.

However, STW is confident now that the sewers can accommodate the additional foul sewage from the 291 houses at Jelson estate and the 71 built at the Nottingham Road Wilson site. Whilst they accept that there may be an increased frequency of discharge to the river from the Storm Water Overflow at Bridge Street, this is a matter between STW and the Environment Agency and will be monitored by STW.

The Parish Council would like to thank all of those people who have given time and help over the last 2 years on this issue and accept STW's position on the issue of foul flooding.

Posted: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 12:18 by Admin

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