On 6 Dec 2015 at 9:17pm Clifford wrote:
'Homeowners in flood-stricken areas of Cumbria could see their already high insurance bills increase further following Storm Desmond.
'Under an agreement between the government and insurers, homeowners are supposed to be able to buy policies that include cover for flood damage from their existing provider. However, there is no cap on costs, and previously residents in the area have reported being quoted prices of £2,000 a year and offered policies with excesses of £20,000, or being turned down entirely.'
On 6 Dec 2015 at 10:05pm lewes wrote:
Looks like we definately need flood defences asap here too as the damage may have been considerately worse there if they hadn't had them installed. Just shows how dangerous it could be if a flood happened in lewes whilst people were sleeping in their vehicles in north street.
Luckily the santon plan includes flood defences and the ground floor underground car park is designed to flood as the houses are going to be built on the first floor ie will be safe if a flood at levels of the last one were to hit.
On 6 Dec 2015 at 11:26pm Jane S wrote:
And where will the water go if it's pushed downriver......
On 7 Dec 2015 at 6:19am Clifford wrote:
Lewes: Santon - and probably you, judging by your litany of pro-Santon comments - will be nowhere to be seen when we test the wisdom of building on a flood plain.
On 7 Dec 2015 at 6:51am Withit wrote:
Clifford , and what about the businesses and Talbot terrace now there are as exposed as 2000 no change , most of the real businesses down there can't get insurance cover at all for flood damage at present better to have something than nothing
On 7 Dec 2015 at 8:45am Wet one wrote:
Jane - water does tend to flow downstream.
On 7 Dec 2015 at 8:54am in the know2 wrote:
wet one, water does not flow downstream during a flood, least of all on a tidal river-in 200 water poured in all dirrections because Lewes has more than one water course. Cumbria had flood defences, the water tipped over the top.
On 7 Dec 2015 at 12:30pm Celine wrote:
Anyone who thinks flood defences are always going to stop flooding are deluded. As Cumbria is currently demonstrating. Flood resilience is the only long term solution.
On 7 Dec 2015 at 1:52pm bastian wrote:
will this make the National Park think again?
I doubt it
On 7 Dec 2015 at 2:15pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Why is it that Lewes only comes on this forum to write comments saying how wonderful the Santon plan is? Aren't any other local issues of interest?
On 7 Dec 2015 at 2:22pm Jack wrote:
Lewes how long have you lived in Lewes
On 7 Dec 2015 at 4:45pm bastian wrote:
On 7 Dec 2015 at 6:11pm Belladonna wrote:
Flood resilience is built into the Phoenix scheme, I believe.
On 7 Dec 2015 at 6:23pm Clifford wrote:
Phoenix again in a few years...
'In November 2009, it was the river Cocker which caused an estimated £276.5m of damage in the west Cumbrian town after rising 2.5 metres when 314mm of rain fell in one 24-hour period. This time it was the Derwent that breached the defences that were supposed to protect the town from “one in 100 year floods” — barriers a government minister promised in 2013 would “give residents peace of mind for the future”.
'But the defences were a cruel deception. On Monday afternoon 218 homes in Cockermouth remained without power, according to Electricity North-West.'
On 7 Dec 2015 at 6:40pm Green light wrote:
Oh no the tag team aka bastian and Earl of lewes are back again with their lies..... Phoenix rising in disguise.... me thinks....secretly Renton....
On 7 Dec 2015 at 6:41pm lewes wrote:
Jack: you tell me first. How long have you lived in lewes.
On 7 Dec 2015 at 6:59pm Bongo wrote:
The flooding on the estate comes up through the sewers and drains, even heavy rain causes flooding. Many a time we had to put pallets down so that we could get in and out of our unit through the water. Spring tides and heavy rain mean that a huge lake appears over a vast area of Phoenix Place. Lovely. Not only that, it's going to take some doing to drill down to stable ground to get those foundations rock solid. I don't think I'd want to buy a flat down there, even if did come with a splendid view of Tesco and a manky river.
Ooops, sorry. Apartment, I meant. Is there a difference, or is 'apartment' estate agent speak for 'here comes another gullible customer'?
On 7 Dec 2015 at 9:25pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
@Green Light - Anyone who says "me thinks/methinks" doesn't deserve to be given the time of day, but on this occasion I'll condescend to reply. What 'lies'? I simply questioned why the poster called 'Lewes' only comes on this forum to make pro-Santon remarks. If they're a genuine Lewesian, why don't they feel strongly about other local issues? It smacks of rentamob. I'm not linked to Phoenix Rising and didn't have a strong opinion about the development until lots of very fishy pro-Santon posts appeared by names I'd never seen before. As for Bastian, he/she has been on this forum for years and expressed opinions on a wide variety of subjects.
On 8 Dec 2015 at 7:40pm lewes wrote:
Earl of lewes: we won't need to debate after Thursday as that is when the planning app will likely be approved so I look forward to the decision so that you can stop your baseless insinuations. Methinks
On 8 Dec 2015 at 9:28pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
On 8 Dec 2015 at 11:34pm Lewes wrote:
Anyone can use the name Lewes, like I just have
On 9 Dec 2015 at 12:01pm Lewes wrote:
I'm also Lewes. My boss at Santon told me to get a local-sounding name and you can't get more local than Lewes.
On 9 Dec 2015 at 4:07pm Lewes IV wrote:
There's loads of us! How very confusing...