Report on flooding in Tewkesbury last year
on why the flooding in Tewkesbury in 2007 has led the National Flood Forum and Severn and Avon Valley Combined Flood Group to give reasons why there should be no further building on flood plains. Very interesting to see the predictions of government agencies about where flooding would be expected to take place and where it actually took place. Also really interesting to see the state of the floodwater channels which existed in the town and why they didn't do their job.
The report says that local communities are experts on flooding in their areas and they are not routinely consulted when decisions are made.