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Would you buy a house on this estate

pierre_pierre
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Would you buy a house on this estate

And would you get insurance?
It is a known to the locals as a flood plain, but the Council gave planning permission, some people have moved in, but it is not finished ( or is it now Cheesy Cheesy)
pictures just taken and it is still raining
Showing entrance too estate

more to come - the three story house has had water up to their doorstep


Previous  10 Feb 2009
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nadger
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Re: Would you buy a house on this estate

Can never understand why they allow building on flood plains.
Having lived most of my life living on hill tops I prefer being safe  Smiley
pierre_pierre
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Re: Would you buy a house on this estate

I live up top of that hill in second picture, Dont think it will reach me Roll eyes Roll eyes
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Re: Would you buy a house on this estate

As nadger says, I don't understand why it's allowed. Sure, if the house is built up on stilts or something then fair enough but at ground level?
In europe (the Netherlands I think) they've been building houses that sit on large plastic tanks and can float on top of flood waters. Seems a sensible idea to me.
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Re: Would you buy a house on this estate

I Guess it's all about money. If there is a piece of land they can build on then they will, once sold then it's the owners problem.
Perhaps the purchasers solicitor when undertaking searches could identify if the area was subject to flooding.
I think there may even be maps on the internet with this information.
The local council are possibly more interested in the additional council tax raised rather than any flooding issues.
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Re: Would you buy a house on this estate

Quote from: gleneagles
I think there may even be maps on the internet with this information.

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/37837.aspx
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Re: Would you buy a house on this estate

I put in Stokesley and the main comprehensive school is in a flood risk area.
Why did they build it there you ask.
Because when they built it it wasn't in a flood risk area but then they put the flood diversion scheme in for the town centre
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Re: Would you buy a house on this estate

Interesting info Jim.
We don't have any rain here in Florida - in fact we could do with it.  87ºF at present. 
Took some pics earlier.  One jacaranda is in a neighbour's house and the banyan is on the waterfront.