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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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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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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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NPPF Flood Risk Climate Change Allowances for Planning

If you would like to find out more about how NPPF affects you, Flood Risk Assessment or SuDS then Call 01293 214444, or email enquires@unda.co.uk   The Government have recently changed how the effects of climate change should be assessed...

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