A WLBC “secretive” flooding group doesn’t keep minutes. Does that shock you?
Gavin Rattray tells us “Because of concerns about WLBC’s recent formation of a secretive flooding group, we have requested help from the national flood forum (National Flood Forum|Facebook) as follows:
“Our local authority is West Lancashire Borough Council, who are the local planning authority (LPA). They are very hostile to Burscough Flooding Group because we try and protect residents from development driven flooding on a hydraulically inadequate drainage network, which is a problem going back at least 20 years.
“WLBC don’t acknowledge the true causes or extent of the problems here but have recently formed their own flooding group made up of Borough Councillors and Council Officers. They meet in secret without minutes. Does anyone have experience of this scenario, because it is not logical for WLBC to create a ‘real’ flooding group to stop flooding, whilst they are blocking, ignoring and undermining the efforts of BFG (Burscough’s Flood Action Group) and Burscough Town Council to prevent flooding and inform WLBC about flooding.
“Burscough’s previous FLAG folded after approximately two years because they couldn’t make any headway with the authorities; whereas we have lasted five years so far. I’m looking for some help and advice please.
“If there are any residents with expertise in Planning, willing to share their knowledge with BFG to help flood victims, please get in touch”.