Horstedpond Farm, Uckfield
The rainfall on the site presently drains into Ridgewood Stream at an uncontrolled rate. The development presents an opportunity to improve the existing drainage arrangements by creating a network of new and existing ditches and a range of sustainable drainage ponds. Indicative locations of these ponds are illustrated on the plan below.
Each pond will capture and store water, water flows are subsequently released at a carefully managed rate so that the stream does not have to cope with sudden heavy flows which may otherwise arise during periods of heavy rainfall/ storms. The technical details of the strategy will be included with the planning application, and Castlefort Homes have had detailed discussions with the Lead Local Flood Authority, who have confirmed the technical requirements will be sufficient.