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Deeside AM Mark Tami raises concerns over flooding in Higher Shotton

A FLINTSHIRE politician is leading calls for action over a flooding hotspot in Deeside.

MP Mark Tami is concerned open land in Higher Shotton at the back of the Asda store is inaccessible to members of the public because it is constantly flooded.

But Flintshire County Council chiefs say it is not their responsibility as there is no public right of way because the land is owned by Asda.

Alyn and Deeside MP Mr Tami said people are not using the footpath which runs through the area because it is regularly flooded during periods of heavy rainfall.

He said: “Some form of surface water relief is needed, or a raised path needs to be installed. Many families and elderly people cannot use the path after adverse weather and the alternative route is much longer.”

A spokesman for Flintshire County Council said: “There are no public rights of way or link footpaths behind Asda that are owned or maintained by Flintshire County Council.

“We believe that the land behind the store is still owned by Asda.”

No-one from Asda was available for comment or to clarify the situation.

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