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That's a pretty good illustration of the way some developers can manipulate the planning system.  Be interesting to see how the Welsh Assembly responds, given that they seem to have over-ruled the sensible planning decision made by the local authority, that was upheld on appeal.  I can't see how the local authority can be blamed for this, as it seems that they acted sensibly in refusing the application.  Just goes to show what happens when politicians get involved, no doubt suitably "lubricated" by the developer.

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3000 homes have just been past on flood planes 

Greater Manchester 

The guy on the news said they will elevate the foundations 

Shouldn't effect nearby homes 

 

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Dreadful for them but I did smile when I saw they were called the Adams family...

 

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11 minutes ago, Mr Punter said:

Dreadful for them but I did smile when I saw they were called the Adams family...

 

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Steady son, I thought I was the only non pc one on here. 

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13 minutes ago, Russell griffiths said:

Steady son, I thought I was the only non pc one on here. 


oh no your not!!!

 

I can’t understand anyone buying a house on a flood plane, but then again I can’t understand anyone building a house on a flood plane 😱

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I suspect that a fair few buyers just aren't clued up as to what is, or is not, a flood plain.  I doubt that it's something the developers spell out to them in words of one syllable, the chances are that buyers may be told that there "isn't a problem".

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 To be fair, this house has not flooded.  It is in danger of being swept away as the river bank has eroded, so was it built too close to the river or was the failure of the bank unforeseen?

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15 minutes ago, ProDave said:

 To be fair, this house has not flooded.  It is in danger of being swept away as the river bank has eroded, so was it built too close to the river or was the failure of the bank unforeseen?

 

It seems the foundations have been undermined, along with the loss of about 30ft of their garden.  The local authority refused the planning application on the ground of flood risk.  The planning inspectorate rejected the appeal on the grounds of flood risk and the Welsh Assembly chose to over-rule both. 

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12 minutes ago, Jeremy Harris said:

 

It seems the foundations have been undermined, along with the loss of about 30ft of their garden.  The local authority refused the planning application on the ground of flood risk.  The planning inspectorate rejected the appeal on the grounds of flood risk and the Welsh Assembly chose to over-rule both. 

I do agree it was probably the wrong place to build a house, but was just pointing out it has not "flooded" i.e. the water level is not above even the garden level (what is left of the garden) let alone the floor level.  Had the river bank held, there would have been no story.

 

I also agree the local planners and appeal both made the right decision.

 

Do buyers of new builds never look at the planning history?  If I saw it had twice been rejected due to flood risk, I would not have bought it.

 

It reminds me of this one https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeenshire/795497/abergeldie-castle-brink-fearsome-river-dee-closes/

 

Abergeldie Castle nearly suffered the same fate in 2016, but it did not collapse, the bank did not erode quite that far, and I believe they rebuilt and shored up the riverbank and it still stands today.  I suspect this house won't be as lucky.  In that case 60ft of riverbank and several mature trees were swept away.  They probably thought 60ft from the river was safe.

 

 

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26 minutes ago, ProDave said:

Do buyers of new builds never look at the planning history? 

 

Nope, I suspect that many believe the sales patter. 

 

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Image previewThese are the fields next to our build that may have that may have 86 houses built on them. The whole layout is in a dip and is the flood plain for our end of the village but the local authorities seem to struggle to understand this!!

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