A NEWTON ABBOT business feels 'let down' by Devon County Council after seeing repeated flooding hit their business.
Sensible Dogs, which operates a canine daycare service and walking service, says the field it uses for business in Liverton has flooded on a number of occasions.
The owners contacted the county council last year about the issue, as they said on many occasions they had got stuck in the field.
"We were told they would put drainage in at a nearby bridge to stop the flooding. We waited, but nothing happened," said Emma Wilreid, administrator for Sensible Dogs.
"We contacted them again and they said that due to the economic climate, they weren't going to be putting the drainage in.
"We feel angered and let down that they aren't supporting a local business.
"We've done all we can to stop the flooding by putting hardcore down, but it gets washed away. We've had enough."
Sensible Dogs was set up nine years ago.
"We are tax payers and do our bit.
"We feel this issue needs resolving as it's costing us business," said Mrs Wilreid.
In response, a county council spokesman said: "The road's surface water drainage has not changed, and this issue is not connected to any resurfacing of the highway. The gateway has always acted as a point at which the surface water runs off the highway, and the owner of the field is obliged to accept this water under common law.
"Given the continuing pressure on budgets the council must prioritise its spending.
"This is a very low maintenance category road and the drainage is not causing any safety issues for the highway, so it is unlikely that any proposals to install a drainage feature would secure funding."