Wednesday 21 July, 8pm – online
Famously, much of Lewisham flooded in 1968.
Even today over 2,200 properties are at risk of flooding from run surface water run off.
Is the borough taking flood risk seriously or is it building its way into trouble?
The question is valid because:
- green spaces are threatened by new development pressures
- too many existing developments have laid down hard surfacing which adds to flood risk
- the Council is powerless to prevent more front gardens being paved over
- the Council’s unclear commitment to proper protection and restoration of our rivers
The draft Local Plan – the blueprint for how the whole borough will develop – says it will “Guard against the risk of flooding by ensuring that new development is appropriately located, implementing sustainable drainage systems, retaining and enhancing flood defences including through river restoration works, along with improving the water quality of the rivers Thames, Ravensbourne, Quaggy and Pool.”
The borough’s Flood Risk Manager, Marcus Gayle, will explain the risks, what is being done to reduce the risks, and how everyone can help keep lives, livelihoods and property safe.
8pm online via Zoom. The meeting will be held in two parts:
- Part 1: 8pm to 8.40pm – Welcome, introductions and presentation
- Part 2: 8.50pm to 9.30pm – if needed for any questions and debate
Contact QWAG for details of how to join this meeting.