I went to a meeting yesterday in the village hall. A planning application has been put forward to build 300 new homes in the village. The turn out was good and the vast majority of people were against the build.
Why? The village is situated on a flood plain. Headcorn struggles with drainage and sewerage, at this time there is no plans to improve the systems if the homes are built.
We had two inches of rain last night......the images show my garden this morning. More rain is forecast for the week ahead, so the situation will only get worse.
I am no academic but please let common sense prevail......are the council not aware of climate change. Where were they last year when the worst floods for hundreds of years hit Kent.
I realise more homes are needed.....but please please please not on the flood plains.