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Draft revised NPPF, March 2018 – Flood Risk in Planning

Draft revised NPPF, March 2018 – Flood Risk in Planning

The 5th March 2018 saw the consultation period open on the long-awaited draft revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. The draft revised Framework incorporates policy proposals previously consulted on in...

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Driving Into Flood Water – Is It Worth the Risk?

A recent survey of 18 000 AA members revealed that two-thirds of drivers would risk driving through flood water, despite it being the leading cause of death during a flood. Caroline Douglass, Director Incident Management and Resilience at the...


Beavers: A solution to flooding

A family of four beavers, comprising of two adults and two kits, are planned be introduced into a 6.5 hectare (16-acre) enclosure at Lydbrook, Gloucestershire in spring 2018 in a bid to alleviate flooding in the area. The scheme,...

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Are Environment Agency flood maps distorting house prices?

  This is an ongoing debate being had between the towns of Bisham and Marlow, and the Environment Agency. Residents claim that flood maps published by the Environment Agency are grossly inaccurate and are significantly distorting house prices in...

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Weather Bomb – What is it?

It seems the term weather bomb has suddenly appeared in the nations vocabulary without much in the way of an explanation. We wanted to try and remedy that by looking at what it means and why it is being...

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Blackpool gets a £27.1 Million Flood Defence System

Last October Blackpool finally opened its brand new £27.1 million flood defence system. It was certainly a huge undertaking by the construction firm Balfour Beatty and has been generally welcomed by residents and officials alike. Blackpool Seafront This iconic...



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