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Flooding, Business and Tourism

  When a town or area gets hit by a flood the damage can run far deeper than that inflicted by the water and what is left behind. While the clean up operations are painful and costly it is...

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2019 Storms So Far…

  UK Storms in 2019 A number of storms have already taken place over the UK and Europe in 2019, and the European Environment Agency says over 100 major damaging floods have occurred within the last five years. Whilst...

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2019 Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) for new developments in Wales

2019 Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) for new developments in Wales

Will I need to implement SuDS in my new development? As of 7th January 2019, all new developments comprising more than one building or where the construction area is 100m2 or greater, will require sustainable drainage systems (SuDS).  What...

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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...

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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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Surface Water Management: Written statement – HCWS368

Unda share the observations and concerns as described in this Parliamentary statement on the 19th December 2017. Surface Water Management: Written statement – HCWS368 Authored by Dr Coffey   Following the National Flood Resilience Review we are better prepared...

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