Clever solution

Sir – I wonder if people are aware of a clever solution to the problem of local flooding being supported by Oxford City Council: take the Westgate multi-storey car park and put it underground.
If anyone else is concerned about the impact this may have, for example on ground water displacement, just to the south and west of the city, and is not reassured by the suggestion that the lowest floor be allowed to flood when flooding threatens, please write now to the city council leader Bob Price: cllrbprice@oxford.gov.uk and planning@oxford.gov.uk, quoting Westgate Dev planning application reference: 13/02557/OUT, or complete the online Oxford City Council Westgate planning consultation document. Consultation closes on Thursday, February 13.
Deborah Glass Woodin
Oxford

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