There has been much discussion locally about the Eco Town project supported by the Labour government government and local Tory councils in Norfolk, in the face of much local opposition.
One of the main arguments against the project has been based on the concerns about flooding and the problems arising from laying tarmac over scores of acres of agricultural land. I have to say today, from my own experiences of getting to and from Rackheath in terrible rain, that these concerns are very real.
The roads around Rackheath were terrible, with some roads completely under water and other becoming rather dangerous with the edge of the road not cleardue to the depth of the water.
I can only imagine how much worse this will be if all the water that was going on to the fields was allowed to "run off" after new roads, paths and driveways are put in when 4000 houses are built.