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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 National Planning Policy Framework incorporates policy proposals previously...

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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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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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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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