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Election 2019: Conservative Party Manifesto Pledges on Flooding and The Environment

In the lead up to the 2019 General Election, Unda reviews the major political parties’ manifestos with particular focus on how they attend to address the indirect issues which lead to increased flooding and their pledges to defend communities from...

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The Best Flooding Videos

Flooding is certainly not a funny topic, it causes untold damage to property and peoples lives as well as killing and injuring thousands of people each year. However, flooding is certainly something that is hard to believe unless it...

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Sir James Bevan

It’s The Climate Emergency, Stupid

The Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, Sir James Bevan recently delivered a speech in London and made some very good points indeed! Stupid? Well, he wasn’t calling the audience stupid. The term “it’s the economy, stupid” came from...

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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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