2023 Flooding Notice Board

Following heavy rainfall between 16th – 18th September 2023, several properties and roads in both villages of Harberton and Harbertonford were affected by flooding. The Parish Council has set up this virtual notice board as a place to share information with local residents.

Please follow the links to find:

Section 19 Flood Investigation Report for the 17th September 2023 Floods, as published by Devon County Council. The purpose of this report is to document the flood event as it happened, in addition to setting out recommended actions. The report is to act as a tool for all the relevant Risk Management Authorities to understand and appreciate the extent of flooding in their area and to consider and prioritise those actions relevant to their authority.

The Environment Agency Soil Assessment Report following Flood on 17th Sept 2023. This document has been shared with the Parish Council following the interest expressed by residents that attended the flood drop in meeting.

Collated responses to a short survey asking residents in Harberton and Harbertonford to share information about properties and roads that were flooded. There were 19 responses to this survey.

Responses from the Environment Agency to questions from the Parish Council. This includes queries that arose from Harbertonford residents made via the digital survey above. (Responses to questions about flooding in Harberton will come from a different member of the team).

Pictures of flooding and impacts of flooding in Harberton and Belsford

Notification of closure of the green lane uUCR 302, known as Watery Lane (running near Copperthorn Cross to Belsford)

A report produced by Harberton resident on flooding in Harberton. The document aims to capture photographic information, describe the flood flow path and its effects, list the precursors, recommend mitigations for future events and act as a reference for Parish and District Council and the Environment Agency.