Futures Forum: New developments and flood regulations in East Devon
Futures Forum: Long-term planning for flooding in the West Country
We have one or two planned developments for the Sid Valley where flooding is an issue:
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: and flooding
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: anticipating a Regeneration Board >> Scoping Study consultation >> "a stitch-up"
Futures Forum: Beach Management Plan: Town Council chooses breakwaters to protect and regenerate beach
Futures Forum: Sidford business park... and flooding: "Right now there are more questions than answers about how the new climate change guidance is going to be implemented. But be aware: this guidance is already a material consideration for all new planning applications and therefore, a valid reason for planning objections."
Meanwhile, things are not going to get any better:
Futures Forum: Climate change: a significant impact on flooding
Futures Forum: "Exeter rainfall to increase by 73 per cent - and your paved garden will make the city flood"
Futures Forum: Climate change and flooding: last winter’s floods “were a powerful reminder that we need to work with nature to reduce flood risk – and ministers wholeheartedly agreed”.
But there are things we can do:
Futures Forum: Greening grey Britain > tackling pollution and flooding
Futures Forum: Trees and flooding
Futures Forum: The decline of the British front garden: "There's an environmental cost. Paving increases the risk of flash flooding - instead of grass and soil soaking up moisture, it runs straight off paving and overwhelms drainage systems."
Futures Forum: Reducing flooding through sustainable drainage systems >>> Water Sensitive Urban Design in the South-West
Futures Forum: Using natural flood management to protect communities against the effects of storms
One thing is clear: local communities have to be involved:
Futures Forum: Flooding and East Devon... ... and riding roughshod over the concerns of locals
Futures Forum: Flood management: how to hold back the waters >>> >>> "It will require flood schemes to be developed with communities and not just for them."
And surely it is clear by now that we should not be building on flood plains:
Futures Forum: Flooding and building houses
Futures Forum: Urban runoff and flooding in Sidmouth... Relying on 'Victorian plumbing' or building on soakaways...
Which is what has happened in the likes of Houston:
The real villains in Harvey flood: urban sprawl and the politicians who allowed it
The real villains in Harvey flood: urban sprawl and the politicians who allowed it | Billy Fleming | Opinion | The Guardian
“The real villains in Harvey flood: urban sprawl and the politicians who allowed it” | East Devon Watch