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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/23/more-than-11000-homes-to-be-built-on-land-at-high-risk-of-flooding

 

More than 11,000 new homes are planned to be built on land at the highest risk of flooding in the regions battered by the worst winter storms in a generation, the Guardian has learned.

An analysis of planning documents reveals that 11,410 new homes have been planned for land the government considers high-risk in the seven English counties where thousands of properties have been devastated by flooding since November.

 

 

Genius from the builders! Build a craphole, wait for it to be destroyed, get a govt subsidy to build the bally thing again! :D 

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38 minutes ago, PeanutButter said:

Genius from the builders! Build a craphole, wait for it to be destroyed, get a govt subsidy to build the bally thing again! :D 

Maybe the land is cheaper to buy in the first place too so they can to squeeze more profit from bank assisted debt slaves. I guess they won't be building anything that is designed to be built on a flood plain either.

https://www.homestratosphere.com/houses-built-on-stilts/

 

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1 hour ago, PeanutButter said:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/23/more-than-11000-homes-to-be-built-on-land-at-high-risk-of-flooding

 

More than 11,000 new homes are planned to be built on land at the highest risk of flooding in the regions battered by the worst winter storms in a generation, the Guardian has learned.

An analysis of planning documents reveals that 11,410 new homes have been planned for land the government considers high-risk in the seven English counties where thousands of properties have been devastated by flooding since November.

 

 

Genius from the builders! Build a craphole, wait for it to be destroyed, get a govt subsidy to build the bally thing again! :D 

Again the builders and surveyors need to have their backsides sued to oblivion. 

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8 hours ago, MarkG said:

Surely the answer is to just build the houses on stilts?

I have experienced flooding in urban Thailand.  Around noon it was thigh deep on the street, by 8pm nobody would ever know there had even been a flood.  Shops, businesses, everything open as usual.

How..? Deep kerbs, tiled floors/no carpets, electrics high on the walls, no timber skirting boards, water proof plaster and paints, no wallpaper...etc.  impact of flooding can be mitigated against.

 

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