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North Street Quarter

On Wed 19 Feb at 10:37pm Basil wrote:
'One in 10 of all new homes in England since 2013 have been built on land at the highest risk of flooding, official figures reveal, potentially leaving tens of thousands of people in greater danger from extreme winter storms.'

Good luck for future residents of the North Street Quarter, eh?
On Thu 20 Feb at 7:58am David Stanley wrote:
Has it flooded then? I haven't been down there recently.
On Thu 20 Feb at 8:35am Nevillman wrote:
The flood plain is huge. It goes up to barcombe mills and down almost to Newhaven and is very wide. The flood defences at lewes only need to be a little higher than the banks on the river for that huge area to flood before the North Street quarter does. I can't see any reason why that is not possible. You can also do things like put garages on the ground floor so that living areas are even higher. Cars can be moved if a flood is likely.
On Thu 20 Feb at 10:33am Ferret wrote:
Many old towns in England were built beside rivers so flooding is a threat everywhere. London is particularly vulnerable, but it doesn't stop people living there. There are ways to prevent flooding, and the measures such as allowing a river to overflow its banks onto agricultural land, and raising the banks in urban areas, were successful in Lewes this time. Of course, builders must be forced to take all precautions possible, and to contribute to the cost of wider flood protection measures. If in the long term the ice caps melt completely, there'll be no saving most low lying towns and cities!
On Thu 20 Feb at 1:17pm Sleeveless wrote:
If you put a pile of bricks in a bath of water, what happens to the water?
On Thu 20 Feb at 1:57pm Basil wrote:
Sleeveless wrote: 'If you put a pile of bricks in a bath of water, what happens to the water?'

With the plug in or out?
On Thu 20 Feb at 6:30pm Nevillman wrote:
Very zen sleeveless but what is your point?

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