Another, current, reminder from Italy of the massive human distress (and in this case loss of life), material damage, and economic cost of flooding.
And from earlier this year in Paris.
Oxford must be protected, soon.
Liz Sawyer, who recently joined the OFA Steering Group, addressed Oxford City’s Full Council on 6 February 2017, about the potential risk to life posed by the proposed extension to Seacourt P&R.
There is also, as the photograph above shows so vividly, the potential for damage to the car park itself – and of course to vehicles. The Automobile Association’s ‘Flood Facts’ quoted in Liz’s address set out the risks of floodwaters very clearly.
Liz’s address can be downloaded here (pdf).
We have submitted a further comment (our third), this time on the proposed porous paving, to the planning authority today. You can download it here.