Three sea outfalls originate from the Estate (Pigeonhouse Lane, Angmering Lane and West Ridings). These were originally drainage ditches, but over the course of time these have been largely culverted. There is also a ditch/culvert around Michel Grove, which exits onto Sea Lane. If you have a ditch or culvert going through or under your property, then you are considered to be a “Riparian Owner” and as such have certain responsibilities. You are probably aware of these, but more information can be found in the document ‘Good Practice for Watercourse Maintenance’, which can be found on the WRA website.
Drainage systems have required considerable expenditure over the years. Further drainage improvements are needed to combat flooding on estate roads. This work will be given priority as soon as the necessary funding is available. The funding is being collected through the estate rate.