Hughenden Stream in Hughenden Park


This is the home page of the Hughenden Valley Drainage Improvment Group – HVDIG. The group was set up following the sewage flooding events of 2014 in the village. It evolved from David Liddington’s support and suggestion for a meeting between affected homeowners and the relevant authorities to try and resolve the problems.

Hughenden Stream rising in the Valley early 2020

The aims and objectives of the group are:

  • Establish the causes of the sewer, groundwater and surfacewater flooding in the Hughenden area
  • Identify the range of solutions which could address it
  • Achieve the implementation of the measure or measures which will reduce the risk of future flooding, in terms of incidence and seriousness, to the greatest extent reasonably possible.
  • Ensure responsible groundwater/surfacewater management and planning in the Hughenden area
  • Help where possible to conserve and promote the Hughenden Stream and ensure that any actions from the above objectives are consistent with this

The group considers that the village’s flooding issues are well known and are both fully manageable and controllable; this means that we do not face the same issues as other areas where risk of flooding is from high river levels.

Allied with Hughenden Parish Council and the Residents Association, HVDIG seeks to work closely and maintain strong relationships with Council and Agency bodies looking after the road drainage, sewage system and the stream.