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Continued and worsening flooding - 34 Lye Green Road HP5 3LR

Reported via desktop in the Flooding on a road/footpath category by Mrs Susan Teden at 14:13, Thursday 8 February 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5549061.

This issue has been reported on 4 previous occasions, the latest reference number was 4429227.

As previously reported, we have lived in this house for over 30 years. Despite heavy rain many times during those years, flooding had never before been an issue.

Despite drain clearance vehicles working on the drain directly outside my property in August 2023, the problem is still ongoing.

We believe that there is a major structural problem with the drains along Lye Green Road. The water is just not soaking away.

As stated on many occasions - flooding has never been an issue until 2022.

The problem is now WORSE ! Flooding the entire width of the road every time it rains. Pedestrians are unable to walk past on the pavement between number 32 and 34 without getting soaked.

I have involved out local councillor, Nick Southworth. I am also copying details of the problem to our MP - Sarah Green.

Please do not, once again, blame excessive rainfall! The problem is much bigger than this and requires stuctural work to be undertaken.

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  • If the flooding is caused by a water leak we will report it to the relevant water company, who are responsible for water leaks.

    There are occasions when flash flooding overloads the drain/gully, even when a drain/gully is clean and well maintained it can only cope with a certain volume of water at one time, a sudden and heavy downpour can still cause flooding especially if the road is in a low lying area, this generally clears away over a matter of hours.

    The Highway Officer is only able to inspect the drain when the water has cleared away, this will be done within 10 days and if required, an order will be raised to clear the drain.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:14, Thursday 8 February 2024

  • State changed to: Action scheduled

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:30, Monday 19 February 2024

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