Letters: Housing plans could mean flooding

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With 25million trees being killed by Dutch elm disease in this country and each large tree siphoning around 100 gallons of water per day when alive into its branches, to turn into that good old breathing gas, a problem arises.

There is an increase of around 50 billion gallons of rain water per year resting in the soil more than before the disease started, taking an average size of tree.

This increases the chances of flooding greatly, which makes using the soak away fields at Sandbed Lane slope in Belper to build houses on a MadMax idea.

- David Village, Belper