ANXIOUS village residents who suffered major flooding five years ago are worried that a recycling company in their midst is putting them at risk again.

Fowles Crushed Concrete is a recycling centre based in Hythe End Road near Wraysbury village.

The village made the news in 2014 when heavy rains caused floods that destroyed homes and businesses.

Now members of Hythe End Residents Association say that a video on YouTube taken from the air suggests the company is building up the ground level on its premises, making further floods more likely.

Chairman of Hythe End Residents Association Reg Marsh believes the ground level had been raised by as much as one metre.

He said: "The concrete is forming a barrier on the flood plane. We want to see one metre of concrete removed.

"My issue is not really with Fowles but with the inaction of the council and the Environment Agency to take action over this."

A spokesman from the Royal Borough said the authority was aware of residents' concerns but that the use of the site was considered lawful and would probably be immune from planning enforcement action.

The spokesman said: "The Local Planning Authority is continuing its discussions with the landowner, Environment Agency and residents about current planning applications on the site and allegations made about the site.”

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: "We are aware of concerns surrounding a permitted waste site at Hythe End Farm in Wraysbury and are currently investigating allegations of land raising at the site.

"Environment Agency officers are making regular visits to the site to ensure it is meeting the conditions of its permits, and if they identify any unauthorised activity will take appropriate action."

No-one was available at Fowles this week that could comment.