Some Canvey Island residents face potentially massive funding issues, should the funding for drainage repairs not be forthcoming from the Government.
Anglian Water representative, interviewed on Dave Monk BBC Essex programme, explained many Canvey residents are unaware that potentially problematic drainage under their property is ultimately the owner’s responsibility.
The result of the £24,500,000 bid for funding lodged with Government by CPBC MP and council officials is crucial to improvement of the drainage system, including these riparian issues.
Riparian owners, those living over blocked water courses (drainage channels, ditches and dykes), may well be liable to being held responsible for the clearing and repair work, they may be reliant on the success of the funding bid and Anglian Water in meeting the costs.
The Integrated Urban Drainage study for Canvey Island reveals that never before has the whole of the drainage network on Canvey Island been accurately charted!
Castle Point Borough Council, as Local Planning Authority, appear to assume no responsibility, as its Development Committee continue to approve development with the potential to overload the Island’s “broken” drainage system!
The revealing Dave Monk BBC Radio webcast can be accessed via this LINK.