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Flood-Hit Areas Earmarked For New Homes

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Perhaps it includes flood prevention measures. Upton Park in Northampton is entirely post 2000, and built in floodplain. However, they spent millions diverting water elsewhere and so far it doesnt seem to have flooded.

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The "Flood Re" insurance scheme provisions state:

Homes built after 1 January 2009 will not be covered (as applied under the old Flood Insurance Statement of Principles) - this is to avoid incentivising unwise building in flood risk areas.

Therefore, presumably there will be very little building on flood-prone areas, with or without planning permission, because any such homes will be uninsurable and thus unmortgagable.

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**Councils have issued plans to build hundreds of new homes in some of the areas worst affected by the country's flooding crisis**

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10641488/Flood-hit-areas-earmarked-for-more-homes.html

Geniuses... :rolleyes:

To be fair it is probably the only place the nimby's will allow development.

Edited by Ash4781

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