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Paignton seafront Geoplay Park flooding work to begin

By This is SouthDevon  |  Posted: February 27, 2013

Paignton Geoplay Park

Paignton Geoplay Park

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Improvement works aimed at preventing further flooding at Paignton's seafront Geoplay Park were due to start today.

The play park was installed by Kompan last year.

However, its location below sea level combined with the particularly wet weather of late has resulted in flooding of some areas.

The council has been working with Kompan on a solution which will involve breaking up the compacted ground, improving ground drainage using a crate like system, increasing the ground level and installing matting.

The work will be carried out by contractors, working on behalf of Kompan and is expected to take one week to complete. During this time access to some of the equipment will be restricted.

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  • BuddytheElf  |  February 27 2013, 11:28AM

    I wonder who is paying for this? The council, ward partnership and all were given detailed information before this was built that it would flood on a regular basis. I trust this remedial work is being done at no cost to the council taxpayers who explained how and when this would happen before the park was built.

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  • Mandi8  |  February 26 2013, 4:27PM

    Why did they not sort this before building ?? its always flooded as long as i can remember !!! so now more money wasted because of bad planning .

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