- By Duncan Cook & Sophie Parker
- BBC News, Gloucestershire
People in a village near Gloucester say developers need to do more to prevent flooding.
Residents in Twigworth claim new houses being built in the area affect where water is going.
They say building on former water meadows has caused homes to flood, with one resident buying his own pump.
Tewkesbury Borough Council said it is aware of concerns and the water supplier and developers have arranged for a pump to drain the area.
The area bordering the A38 around Longford and Twigworth has parts that are known to flood, but locals have said water which would usually go into the meadows which have been built on now has nowhere else to go.
A new housing development by Bloor Homes has filled in some of the area, they say.
Sam Tibble has lived in his home on a nearby lane for two-and-a-half years, and says he has bought his own pump.
“I’ve been pumping since Saturday to keep the levels where they are to stop them rising any more,” he said.
“We knew the surrounding area flooded, but there was never any history of this particular section flooding.
“This [his house] has been here since the 1880s and there has been no history of flood in this house or this level down the lane.”
Rick Harris from Twigworth Parish Council said: “We’re all very concerned because we fought from the beginning to stop the development.
“There’s far too much water and in my time here I’ve never seen it flood in Brook Lane the way it is now,” he added.
Tewkesbury Borough Council said in response to the issues in Brook Lane: “Our planning team are aware of residents’ concerns – officers have visited the site and have been in contact with the relevant developers and Severn Trent water in response.
“Nearby developers have arranged for a pump and water tank vehicles to drain the affected area.”
The BBC has approached Bloor Homes for comment.