Environment Agency objects to development on groundwater pollution grounds

A planned development for 180 homes in Norfolk has stalled after the Environment Agency raised concerns over water pollution risks.

The EA objected due to the “unacceptable risk of pollution to groundwater” created by the proposed housing development in Watton, prompting Breckland Council’s planning committee to delay its planning decision yesterday.

The EA was not happy with developer Gladman Development’s proposed on-site deep boreholes for treating surface water drainage. It said insufficient information had been provided to demonstrate that alternative surface water disposal routes have been investigated.

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