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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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Is Parking More Important Than Flood Risk? – Property Buying

A recent survey conducted by the Association of British Insurers has revealed that home buyers are more likely to research parking availability over the risk of flooding. Nearly 28% of those surveyed said they would check whether their house...

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River Thames Environmental Impact Assessment – June 2017

  As part of the River Thames Scheme, the environment agency has published their Environmental impact assessment of June 2017. The Thames The River Thames scheme is designed to reduce the risk of flooding to homes, businesses and critical...

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What is a Flood Risk Activity Permit and why do I need one?

In conjunction with the Environment Agency, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs have deemed the need for a Flood Risk Activity Permit as necessary under legislation (as of 6th April 2016), depending on the characteristics of the...

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The Government’s Flood Resilience Review

In late 2016 two official government reports were released; the first of which being the National Flood Resilience Review, published in September 2016. This report incorporated a review of extreme flood scenarios against existing flood model outputs, alongside a...

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Taming The Flood – a new book

In Jeremy Purseglove’s newly available edition of ‘Taming the Flood’, the environmentalist reflected on harnessing nature rather than attempting to supress it, in regards to facing the environmental disasters which pose threat to us today. Purseglove, who works as...

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Do You Know if You Are in a Flood Risk Area?

According to a recent YouGov survey, near 53% of adults in the UK admit to never having checked flood risk in their area. This rose to 63% in Scotland alone, and reached 75% in Northern Ireland. Further lack of...

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Further Insurance Premium Increases for Homes at Risk of Flooding

The Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) rate has doubled in just the past few years, with its most recent increase growing from 10% to 12%. With motor, home, pet and health insurance all affected, companies warn that an average family...

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