Folly of building on flood plains

Daily Echo: Folly of building on flood plains Folly of building on flood plains

I CANNOT understand why councils are still being allowed to build new houses on existing flood plains.

Being situated on low-lying ground next to rivers, the areas will regularly become flooded after heavy rain.

PHILIP G. HAWKINS, Southampton.

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10:11am Thu 23 Jan 14

Poppy22 says...

The answer - financial greed, chums in the building and hotel trades and a total lack of social principles, conscience or care for our countryside or natural amenities for future generations!
EG Eastleigh Borough Council building alongside the River Hamble conservation area at Bursledon (where a taxi driver was rescued from the adjacent flooded road - covered in the Echo Dec13, and where raw sewage and used toilet paper erupts from nearby drains at times of heavy rain - but the Council does nothing about that!) and a proposed hotel alongside the River Hamble between Bursledon and Hamble (adjacent to a protected River site!).
The answer - financial greed, chums in the building and hotel trades and a total lack of social principles, conscience or care for our countryside or natural amenities for future generations! EG Eastleigh Borough Council building alongside the River Hamble conservation area at Bursledon (where a taxi driver was rescued from the adjacent flooded road - covered in the Echo Dec13, and where raw sewage and used toilet paper erupts from nearby drains at times of heavy rain - but the Council does nothing about that!) and a proposed hotel alongside the River Hamble between Bursledon and Hamble (adjacent to a protected River site!). Poppy22

10:14pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Mary80 says...

Because people running the council are total morons who dont' have 2 brain cells to rub together. Normal people wouldn't think to build a wendy house on a flood plain yet alone entire blocks of houses.
Because people running the council are total morons who dont' have 2 brain cells to rub together. Normal people wouldn't think to build a wendy house on a flood plain yet alone entire blocks of houses. Mary80

5:08pm Sat 25 Jan 14

sparkster says...

I agree its ridiculous to build on flood plains, we are getting more heavy rain now and i think that building on flood plains is partly if not wholly responsible
I agree its ridiculous to build on flood plains, we are getting more heavy rain now and i think that building on flood plains is partly if not wholly responsible sparkster

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