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Weston sewage network to be investigated after complaints over it flooding back into homes

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Investigations into a village sewer network will be held after residents raised complaints about flooding and other issues.

People living in Weston have been suffering with sewage flowing back into their homes during periods of heavy rain - and this network could face even more pressure with more houses proposed to be built in the village.

Weston Parish Council chairman Chris Dicks met with a senior Anglian Water manager last Thursday, who has promised to investigate the village’s sewer network.

Homes in Weston have suffered flooding and sewage blow back
Homes in Weston have suffered flooding and sewage blow back

While Coun Dicks has welcomed the news, he has warned that it will not be quick fix as the investigation could reveal that a costly repair is needed - or that the problem might not be within the firm’s ageing network.

He said: “I am pleased they are taking it seriously. Ever since I joined the council five years ago this is one of the most commonly raised problems.

“They are going to issue a report but they could come back and say that their network is fine but there is another problem and that could be with the water courses around the area.”

Coun Dicks took the manager around various locations in the village including Dean Close, Delgate Avenue, Park Court, Small Drove and Broadgate.

He said that a lot of flooding sewage ‘blow back’ happens during period of excess rain and this water should not enter the network.

The network and its ability to cope has been brought into question as two developers are reported to be eyeing up the village.

In September, South Holland District Council’s planning committee threw out a plan to build 150 homes on land off High Road.

The decision was hailed as a ‘line in the sand’ by MP Sir John Hayes, who called for a tougher stance to protect villages from over-development.

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