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WA4  Safeguarding Water Resources  Policy

In considering proposals for development, the Local Planning Authority will look to safeguard water resources and water supply to water users, unless it can be demonstrated that there are adequate water resources which already exist or will be provided in time to serve the development.

Reasoned justification :

19.16 Within the Borough, there has been a drop in the water table over recent years. This has had a consequential effect on many still water ponds and other water bodies within Wirral. It is thought that this has been in part due to over-abstraction of groundwater resources and the porous nature of the sub-strata in the area generally. Consequently, the Local Planning Authority will seek to ensure that new development will not have a detrimental effect on existing resources and abstractors.