Save The Ribble

A blog dedicated to preserving the beauty and delicate ecosystem of the River Ribble, and opposing the Riverworks 'vision' to build a barrage on our River and develop on our riverbanks, floodplains and green spaces, causing damage to wildlife and the environment and increasing the risk of flooding to our homes. Save the Ribble Campaign is not responsible for the content of external blogs or websites which link here.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Floodplain Housing Put On Hold

This recent BBC Report shows how one council - Reading, has seen sense and decided not to continue with a proposal for housing in the floodplain of their local river in the Kennet Valley Park.

We hope Preston Councillors have seen this report too, and will now think seriously about dropping their ideas for over 4000 houses in the floodplain of the River Ribble, contained as part of their 'Riverworks' proposals, along with the crazy idea of putting a barrage across the Ribble, which would starve the Estuary of nutrient rich silts, on which the birdlife of the Estuary depends.

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