KCC members to be shown this shocking footage of Newbridge flooding issue to highlight problem

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KCC members to be shown this shocking footage of Newbridge flooding issue to highlight problem
21:00 Wednesday 14th of February 2018

Kildare Councillor Fiona McLoughlin Healy is intending to use video footage to put pressure on Kildare County Council to rectify an issue with flooding in a Newbridge estate.

Cllr McLoughlin Healy has highlighted the problem at a home in the Belmont Green estate, where flood water regularly gushes in through the perimeter fencing at the back of the property. According to Cllr McLoughlin Healy, the flood water is coming from the nearby Walshetown estate. The issue with this however is that the Kildare County Council have not taken in charge the Walshetown housing development in question, meaning there is no plan in place that will alleviate the problems for the resident in the Belmont Green home.

The former Fine Gael General Election candidate has previously applied pressure on the council to tackle the issue, sending the video to the council ahead of a previous meeting to highlight the problem. She was told that the video had been seen by an engineer working for the council, though nothing has been done about the problem.

"When you see the video you can see the impact of the flooding more than any words can do justice to it," Cllr McLoughlin Healy told KildareNow, before revealing that she will circulate the video to members of the council.

The Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District council will meet Wednesday February 21 and she will raise the issue there. Ahead of the meeting, Cllr McLoughlin Healy has posed the following motion;

"Can the Council clarify if it has any plan to prevent future flooding in Belmont Green and if it acknowledges the video showing worrying levels of flooding already occurring in close proximity to homes?"

A number of other issues with flooding in Newbridge are currently being tackled by the council.

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