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Road floods badly every time it rains. You can see from the picture that it is also on the pavement.

Reported via mobile in the Flooding on Road category anonymously at 08:50, Sunday 18 February 2024 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5592587.

Drainage isn’t appropriate.

Council ref: ENQ24992719

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:51, Sunday 18 February 2024

  • This is a result of the SUDS drainage. There are no gullies, the water is supposed to soak away, but the road surface has probably silted up since it was installed several years ago. Has there been any routine maintenance of the SUDS carried out since it was built?

    This area also used to flood when it was the blanket factory & was built on the floodplain, so it shouldn't be a surprise that the water doesn't drain away very easily.

    IMHO, the developers should put this right, not the council.. Is it still under warranty?

    Posted anonymously at 14:11, Saturday 9 March 2024

  • You might be interested to read the original FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENT AND DRAINAGE STRATEGY for this development. Basically, there are no swales or gullies on the estate, few trees & little grass either, just concrete. This low area will flood until it soaks away or runs overground into Emma's Dyke!

    It also says OCC will adopt the road & maintain the SUDS. You will need to check if they did adopt it, what is the maintenance strategy & what, if any, maintenance they have actually done.

    It's worth remembering that these recent storms are NOT 1 in 100 year events, so future flooding will likely be worse if maintenance or remedial action is not undertaken.


    Posted anonymously at 19:13, Thursday 11 April 2024

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