Trenport is often asked whether the Peters Village and new Medway crossing project poses any risk of flooding or interference with drinking water supplies.
And the answer is 'No' on both counts. Short term pumping was needed in the winter of 2013/2014 due to unusually wet weather - action approved by the Environment Agency - but no long term pumping is required.
Any ground levels potentially at flood risk will be raised, using material left over from re-shaping the middle and upper platforms of the former pit to ready it for the new housing there.
Improved flood defences at Ferry Lane are an obligation under the scheme's planning consent.
The Environment Agency has no concerns that the development will have any impact upon drinking water.