Cotswold District Council sets up working group to look into flooding and mineral extraction in Cotswold Water Park

MINERAL extraction that causes flooding in and around the Cotswold Water Park is to be investigated by a new group set up by Cotswold District Council.

Members of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee at CDC voted to launch the group after hearing concerns from residents living close to the Water Park.

Cllr Ray Theodoulou said: “The communities in the areas that I represent have been flooded and the issue is becoming an even greater problem.

“Residents are fearful that they are going to be surrounded by lakes and that their whole lives will be change over the next 10 years because of this.”

The new group, made up of three committee members, will look to examine whether there is a pattern in incidents of flooding that could be linked directly to mineral extraction.

Mineral extraction is currently taking place at four sites across the Cotswold Water Park, with one significant site located close to the village of Kempsford.

Cllr Theodoulou said: “This group is driven by the threats to the community and the way their area is going to look in the next 10 years.”

The working group will report its findings back to the Audit and Scrutiny Committee at a meeting on Tuesday, March 18.

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11:10pm Sun 15 Dec 13

JGH says...

In my book
Working Group = Chairman to be voted in and allows members to claim more expenses
In my book Working Group = Chairman to be voted in and allows members to claim more expenses JGH

6:22am Mon 16 Dec 13

Crispin Mount says...

It's worth listening to the 44 minute radio interview given by our own anti-corruption Water Park Councillor.

It's available on YouTube if you search under "Death & Corruption at the Cotswolds Water Park".

Don't mention it.
It's worth listening to the 44 minute radio interview given by our own anti-corruption Water Park Councillor. It's available on YouTube if you search under "Death & Corruption at the Cotswolds Water Park". Don't mention it. Crispin Mount

7:28am Wed 18 Dec 13

Olly Cromwell says...

Is that the same Cllr Theodoulou who as Cabinet Member at Gloucestershire County Council in December 2007 permitted 85 acre Keynes Country Park to be 'gifted' to Watermark the developer?
Is that the same Cllr Theodoulou who as Cabinet Member at Gloucestershire County Council in December 2007 permitted 85 acre Keynes Country Park to be 'gifted' to Watermark the developer? Olly Cromwell

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