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Not really the economy, it was the weather what done it. No, really....

Homes fall into the sea

The telephone probably saved Ray Mooney's life. His brother called just as he was rushing to the back door of his home. Mooney, 55, took the call, and the back of his immaculate wooden chalet fell into the tumultuous sea below.

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Hemsby, some 25 miles away from me. Caught a bit a bit of this on The One Show' . Apparently homeowners only get £6k compensation if they lose their homes to the sea. :blink:

I wonder how long it will be until Norwich becomes a coastal city? :o

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Not a lot of sympathy locally - these are holiday chalets that don't pay council tax I understand (and are not supposed to be perm residances).

What baffles me is the house prices are no lower 200 metres from these crumbling cliffs than they are 2 miles away.

Look at the satellite picture on this:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-39073528.html

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Not a lot of sympathy locally - these are holiday chalets that don't pay council tax I understand (and are not supposed to be perm residances).

What baffles me is the house prices are no lower 200 metres from these crumbling cliffs than they are 2 miles away.

Look at the satellite picture on this:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-39073528.html

Haha in the blurb 'priced for a quick sale' indeed... By before it's too late and gone off the market and into the sea forever. Also mentioned in the particulars that it was once used as a meeting place for smugglers. Will we in our lifetime see Estate Agents advertising as 'reputed to have been used as a cannabis farm by Vietnamese Immigrants'.

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How "fast" does coastal erosion happen in this part of the world

The holiday cottages we used to stay in as kids are way out to sea now.

Further up the coast there was a new barn conversion done a couple of years back right on edge of flood marsh on the low ground - sold for 2M'ish. The barns have obviously stood there for years but they were probably built for wintering cattle.

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Haha in the blurb 'priced for a quick sale' indeed... By before it's too late and gone off the market and into the sea forever. Also mentioned in the particulars that it was once used as a meeting place for smugglers. Will we in our lifetime see Estate Agents advertising as 'reputed to have been used as a cannabis farm by Vietnamese Immigrants'.

Comes with 360 degree sea view.

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I wonder how much of the fens could flood if the defenses didnt work, or a real remarkable storm hit. Fenland town of Wisbech, 15-20 miles saw some flooding as waters just came over the top.

On the other hand, confined to rivers, its going to rise a lot more than if it was spread out over hundreds of square miles of fenland, so many not much.

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