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Campaigner blasts Croes Atti housing plan following flooding in Flint

CAMPAIGNERS fighting the controversial Croes Atti housing development have hit back claiming recent flooding is proof the construction of properties on land in Oakenholt is ‘unwise’.

Planners at Flintshire County Council gave the first phase of the Anwyl Homes development – which would see 132 new homes built on the land – the green light last December.

Once complete the Croes Atti project will see 600 homes built off Chester Road, subject to final approval from planners.

Town councillor John Yorke, who set up the Campaign Against Croes Atti group to protest against the plans, told the Chronicle he thinks there is ‘poor understanding’ of flooding risks at the site.

He said: “The Environment Agency have us believe the location will experience floods in a one in a thousand year likelihood – time must have flown since the last occurrence then! One has to challenge such analysis.”

Cllr Yorke visited the site which resembled a river following torrential rain at the weekend.

He added: “Affected residents and other local residents expressed their dismay. And many commented on the risks if the Croes Atti development is not better managed.

“This flooding is just further proof of how little thought is given to the ramifications of unwise development.”

Anwyl Homes declined to comment.