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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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After the storm – UK, post Storm Brian

After the storm – UK, post Storm Brian

The United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland were subject to torrential rain and strong winds this weekend as a result of Storm Brian. Whilst not as extensive as previously feared, Storm Brian exacerbated flooding and disruption in areas that...

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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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