Hundreds of homes built on flood zones.

I just came across this interesting statistic that hundreds of houses in Essex have been built on flood plains and have very little to add except my comment below the figures.

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New homes in Flood Zone 3 areas

Between the years 2015-2018

  • Castle Point – 47 per cent, 185 homes
  • Thurrock – 18 per cent, 401 homes
  • Harlow – 12 per cent, 104 houses
  • Maldon – 10 per cent, 65 houses
  • Tendring – 8 per cent, 113 homes
  • Colchester – 7 per cent, 193 homes
  • Chelmsford 0 7 per cent, 206 homes
  • Rochford – 6 per cent, 36 homes
  • Epping Forest – 6 per cent, 57 homes
  • Brentwood – 5 per cent, 22 homes
  • Uttlesford – 2 per cent, 43 homes
  • Southend-on-Sea – 1 per cent, 18 homes
  • Basildon – 0 per cent, 5 houses
  • Braintree – 0 per cent, 2 houses


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2 Responses to Hundreds of homes built on flood zones.

  1. Timothy Price says:

    One would think, but it’s common all over the world. Then people moan and cry about climate change when they simply live in a flood zone. Climate happens. Change happens. Floods happen.

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