River between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge

We have had a lot of problems getting paid the £5000 so called grant, we have spent at least £500 in time dealing with CMBC to get paid. They seem to have a big issue over the fact that we provided our own labour to carry out resilience work and this despite the fact that we only charged out at cost to us. I almost wish I had charged out at full rates then we could have covered this level of administration.
This uploaded video was taken on Boxing Day and shows the flooding on fields on which Calderdale Council are potentially proposing to make available for the building of 190 houses in their soon to be finalised Local Plan. This specific area is LP0821. The area is 1 mile East of Todmorden towards Hebden Bridge, and extends between Oldroyd and the canal, with Woodhouse Road to the East of the area.
I have a query about the Water Authorities reluctance to lower the level of the reservoirs before predicted storms. Supposedly because of the fear of drought in summer, is it also the case that there is too much peat in the run off from uplands during times of heavy rainfall? Keeping reservoirs full and diverting some peat-laden water along channels to the side may retain cleaner water and avoid a problematic cleansing process.
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