Grenfell Tower Disaster – Lesson 2 – Pocklington Bund

East Riding of Yorkshire Council falsely informed residents that:

“The effects of flooding from the Pocklington Beck spilling over into the town centre during 2007, 2012 and 2015 has caused significant damage to business premises, residences and infrastructure.”

The fundamental objective of the proposed Pocklington Bund, costing £4million, is to prevent flooding as experienced in 2012 and 2015 as the bund would not prevent the flooding of 2007.

The Pocklington Bund is a white elephant as there was no significant damage in 2012 and 2015.

Bund Risk Assessment

In effect, there are three simple stages that will turn the bund into a disaster for Pocklington.

  1. Up to 90,000 tonnes of water will be stored above Pocklington.
  2. A “detonator” is applied to the bund.
  3. We have a tsunami of 90,000 tonnes of water hitting Pocklington.

In the light of the Grenfell Tower Disaster I have requested ERYC to mitigated the risk of a “detonator” being applied to the bund. A “detonator”, for example, could be an airplane crash or a terrorist attack.

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