40 per cent of Ottery fields were flood risk

FORTY per cent of Ottery fields looked at in a bid to prevent further flooding woes in the town were in poor condition and posed a water run-off risk.

FORTY per cent of Ottery fields looked at in a bid to prevent further flooding woes in the town were in "poor condition" and posed a water run-off risk.

The Environment Agency (EA) this week revealed the figure, and vowed it has teamed up with local government and farmers to reduce the possibility of more misery.

The Herald reported this month that farmers are getting financial aid to ensure Ottery residents don't suffer further flooding misfortune, and, that agricultural practises and the issue of soil compaction in fields around the town have been under the spotlight since January.

Of 368 sites inspected in the region, more than more than a third of Ottery fields displayed a water run-off risk, along with 53 per cent of terrain looked at in the Feniton area.


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