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How many more floods will have to endure before some people realise that is just not viable to keep building on those nice flat fields? 

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3 hours ago, taxman said:

Not a single new house needs to be built whilst hundreds of thousands are available but empty. 

Are they affordable?

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1 hour ago, redruby said:

How many more floods will have to endure before some people realise that is just not viable to keep building on those nice flat fields

You're describing the Netherlands and a fair bit of London.

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4 hours ago, Longcol said:

You're describing the Netherlands and a fair bit of London.

Not meaning to be taken too literally. We shouldn’t be building on relatively flat green field sites just because it’s an easier, cheaper option for developers. Which is apparently what is happening. And one of reasons people are being flooded. Along with gardens being paved over and trees being chopped down amongst other reasons.

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Hmmm, loads of new builds planned at Chesterfield Waterside.....

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53 minutes ago, smithy266 said:

Hmmm, loads of new builds planned at Chesterfield Waterside.....

Yes and you can bet they are timber framed . Now called in the trade as shed building says it all .

  Whats up with breeze block internal and a cavity wall about time they set apprentices on got it sorted as it should be . What is going to happen to timber framed if thats stood in floods for a week 

Like to know what an insurance company would say.

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11 hours ago, Albert the Cat said:

Are they affordable?

We've had this discussion on another thread.  Look at Zoopla and houses for sale in Sheffield.  There are plenty of flats and houses for sale at £40,000.  Auction properties start at £20,000.  

 

The problem is that they're not in desirable areas.  People need to remember to start at the bottom rung of the housing ladder and work their way up. 

18 hours ago, tinfoilhat said:

Is this "live" or an old pic?

Taken yesterday.  The river is one of several drainage channels from the fields outside Southport, running to the sea when the tide is out.  (When its in the tide gate is closed) They're usually about 8 foot deep with a foot of water in them.

 

The fields would flood in winter, but the water would sit on the fields.

 

These fields are now covered with houses and the water is just running straight into the drainage channels.

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34 minutes ago, alchresearch said:

We've had this discussion on another thread.  Look at Zoopla and houses for sale in Sheffield.  There are plenty of flats and houses for sale at £40,000.  Auction properties start at £20,000.  

 

The problem is that they're not in desirable areas.  People need to remember to start at the bottom rung of the housing ladder and work their way up. 

Taken yesterday.  The river is one of several drainage channels from the fields outside Southport, running to the sea when the tide is out.  (When its in the tide gate is closed) They're usually about 8 foot deep with a foot of water in them.

 

The fields would flood in winter, but the water would sit on the fields.

 

These fields are now covered with houses and the water is just running straight into the drainage channels.

Thanks, so whilst the new estate might have limited protection, rather than using that field/flood plain as a safety valve, the water will just push through and flood somewhere else? 

 

(You can see how I failed A level geography;))

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