Calls for greater flood defence as more than 5,000 homes at risk of flooding in Bournemouth and Poole

Calls for greater flood defence as more than 5,000 homes at risk of flooding in Bournemouth and Poole

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MORE than 5,000 homes in Bournemouth and Poole are at risk of flooding, according to Friends of the Earth.

The campaign group is calling for more investment in flood defences and more action to tackle climate change as it releases its latest analysis of Environment Agency data.

It claims 5,378 homes in the Bournemouth and Poole area at flood risk, including 1,469 that are judged to be at significant risk.

The recent flooding affected many communities in Dorset and along the south coast and nationally, over 6,000 homes were affected. However, the Friends of the Earth said the Environment Agency’s figures show a much larger number of properties in the UK could face flooding in the future.

Annette Brooke, MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole, said: “The recent floods are a wake-up call on the need to do more to protect households from climate change.

“Flood defence plans must take into account the expected impacts of climate change, like more rainfall and higer sea levels. Local authorities must look carefully at new planning applications and Government should look at current guidelines and building regulations. We also need a renewed focus on tackling climate change as well as preparing for it, focusing on clean energy instead of blindly pursuing fracking.”

Mike Birkin, a campaigner with Friends of the Earth South West, said: “Flooding is devastating for anyone that is affected by it and as a country we must do much more to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

“Without proper investment in flood defences, hundreds of thousands more homes could be put at risk of flooding.”

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9:05am Fri 28 Feb 14

a.g.o.g. says...

and so we should all encase our cars in thick plastic cladding to prevent damage to the nice bodywork we`ll then never see if we have a bit of a prang........
stroll on!
and so we should all encase our cars in thick plastic cladding to prevent damage to the nice bodywork we`ll then never see if we have a bit of a prang........ stroll on! a.g.o.g.
  • Score: 4

9:31am Fri 28 Feb 14

BarrHumbug says...

Typical Friends of the Earth jumping on the bandwagon!
I really don't think we could have had more rainfall than we've had recently and 5000 homes in bournemouth did not come anywhere close to being flooded so where did they pick that figure out from, it mainly focused around a few mobile homes in Christchurch.
Typical Friends of the Earth jumping on the bandwagon! I really don't think we could have had more rainfall than we've had recently and 5000 homes in bournemouth did not come anywhere close to being flooded so where did they pick that figure out from, it mainly focused around a few mobile homes in Christchurch. BarrHumbug
  • Score: 7

10:02am Fri 28 Feb 14

muscliffman says...

Lib-dems still reading the old FOE 'green' doom scripts "plans must take into account the expected impacts of climate change, like more rainfall and higher sea levels." so that would be the imminent and catastrophic higher sea levels and much hotter UK temperatures caused by man made global warming (later adjusted to 'climate change') that have NOT actually happened since first being wrongly but loudly predicted over twenty years ago and constantly barked at us by these 'greens' ever since.

And please note here that this 'man made climate change' mantra has evidently reverted topically and conveniently back to 'more rainfall' following a few recent years of dire opposing predictions forecasting long term dry spells, droughts and a need to urgently build more UK reservoirs - still, anything is worth a try to secure some extra taxes and a few subsidies...

But I am sure the five thousand local home owners whose homes have just been referred to in this article will be very grateful for this opportunistic scare mongering 'flood risk' intervention by FOE and the Lib-dums, it should do wonders for their property values!
Lib-dems still reading the old FOE 'green' doom scripts "plans must take into account the expected impacts of climate change, like more rainfall and higher sea levels." so that would be the imminent and catastrophic higher sea levels and much hotter UK temperatures caused by man made global warming (later adjusted to 'climate change') that have NOT actually happened since first being wrongly but loudly predicted over twenty years ago and constantly barked at us by these 'greens' ever since. And please note here that this 'man made climate change' mantra has evidently reverted topically and conveniently back to 'more rainfall' following a few recent years of dire opposing predictions forecasting long term dry spells, droughts and a need to urgently build more UK reservoirs - still, anything is worth a try to secure some extra taxes and a few subsidies... But I am sure the five thousand local home owners whose homes have just been referred to in this article will be very grateful for this opportunistic scare mongering 'flood risk' intervention by FOE and the Lib-dums, it should do wonders for their property values! muscliffman
  • Score: 6

10:39am Fri 28 Feb 14

wonderway says...

council love getting this type of money,beacause it is NOT RING FENCED
they can spend it anyway they like from mayors flowers to floor cleaner and only small amount to flood protection. Would be interesting to see how much local councils have received in last 5 years and see where the money was actually spent
council love getting this type of money,beacause it is NOT RING FENCED they can spend it anyway they like from mayors flowers to floor cleaner and only small amount to flood protection. Would be interesting to see how much local councils have received in last 5 years and see where the money was actually spent wonderway
  • Score: 4

1:33am Sat 1 Mar 14

EddieVH says...

muscliffman wrote:
Lib-dems still reading the old FOE 'green' doom scripts "plans must take into account the expected impacts of climate change, like more rainfall and higher sea levels." so that would be the imminent and catastrophic higher sea levels and much hotter UK temperatures caused by man made global warming (later adjusted to 'climate change') that have NOT actually happened since first being wrongly but loudly predicted over twenty years ago and constantly barked at us by these 'greens' ever since.

And please note here that this 'man made climate change' mantra has evidently reverted topically and conveniently back to 'more rainfall' following a few recent years of dire opposing predictions forecasting long term dry spells, droughts and a need to urgently build more UK reservoirs - still, anything is worth a try to secure some extra taxes and a few subsidies...

But I am sure the five thousand local home owners whose homes have just been referred to in this article will be very grateful for this opportunistic scare mongering 'flood risk' intervention by FOE and the Lib-dums, it should do wonders for their property values!
Rather than relying on anecdote, you ask The Royal Society and US National Academy of Sciences whether man-made climate change is a thing. I hear they've had one or two of their chaps looks over the evidence:

http://royalsociety.
org/policy/projects/
climate-evidence-cau
ses/

I'm sure you'll go on to tell us there's a world-wide conspiracy of scientists.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Lib-dems still reading the old FOE 'green' doom scripts "plans must take into account the expected impacts of climate change, like more rainfall and higher sea levels." so that would be the imminent and catastrophic higher sea levels and much hotter UK temperatures caused by man made global warming (later adjusted to 'climate change') that have NOT actually happened since first being wrongly but loudly predicted over twenty years ago and constantly barked at us by these 'greens' ever since. And please note here that this 'man made climate change' mantra has evidently reverted topically and conveniently back to 'more rainfall' following a few recent years of dire opposing predictions forecasting long term dry spells, droughts and a need to urgently build more UK reservoirs - still, anything is worth a try to secure some extra taxes and a few subsidies... But I am sure the five thousand local home owners whose homes have just been referred to in this article will be very grateful for this opportunistic scare mongering 'flood risk' intervention by FOE and the Lib-dums, it should do wonders for their property values![/p][/quote]Rather than relying on anecdote, you ask The Royal Society and US National Academy of Sciences whether man-made climate change is a thing. I hear they've had one or two of their chaps looks over the evidence: http://royalsociety. org/policy/projects/ climate-evidence-cau ses/ I'm sure you'll go on to tell us there's a world-wide conspiracy of scientists. EddieVH
  • Score: 0

9:24am Sat 1 Mar 14

a.g.o.g. says...

EddieVH wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Lib-dems still reading the old FOE 'green' doom scripts "plans must take into account the expected impacts of climate change, like more rainfall and higher sea levels." so that would be the imminent and catastrophic higher sea levels and much hotter UK temperatures caused by man made global warming (later adjusted to 'climate change') that have NOT actually happened since first being wrongly but loudly predicted over twenty years ago and constantly barked at us by these 'greens' ever since.

And please note here that this 'man made climate change' mantra has evidently reverted topically and conveniently back to 'more rainfall' following a few recent years of dire opposing predictions forecasting long term dry spells, droughts and a need to urgently build more UK reservoirs - still, anything is worth a try to secure some extra taxes and a few subsidies...

But I am sure the five thousand local home owners whose homes have just been referred to in this article will be very grateful for this opportunistic scare mongering 'flood risk' intervention by FOE and the Lib-dums, it should do wonders for their property values!
Rather than relying on anecdote, you ask The Royal Society and US National Academy of Sciences whether man-made climate change is a thing. I hear they've had one or two of their chaps looks over the evidence:

http://royalsociety.

org/policy/projects/

climate-evidence-cau

ses/

I'm sure you'll go on to tell us there's a world-wide conspiracy of scientists.
and why should a Biologist have a better handle on the subject than anyone else
with an interest in the science of that wonderful tapestry we call weather rolling by us often differently each and every day?
[quote][p][bold]EddieVH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Lib-dems still reading the old FOE 'green' doom scripts "plans must take into account the expected impacts of climate change, like more rainfall and higher sea levels." so that would be the imminent and catastrophic higher sea levels and much hotter UK temperatures caused by man made global warming (later adjusted to 'climate change') that have NOT actually happened since first being wrongly but loudly predicted over twenty years ago and constantly barked at us by these 'greens' ever since. And please note here that this 'man made climate change' mantra has evidently reverted topically and conveniently back to 'more rainfall' following a few recent years of dire opposing predictions forecasting long term dry spells, droughts and a need to urgently build more UK reservoirs - still, anything is worth a try to secure some extra taxes and a few subsidies... But I am sure the five thousand local home owners whose homes have just been referred to in this article will be very grateful for this opportunistic scare mongering 'flood risk' intervention by FOE and the Lib-dums, it should do wonders for their property values![/p][/quote]Rather than relying on anecdote, you ask The Royal Society and US National Academy of Sciences whether man-made climate change is a thing. I hear they've had one or two of their chaps looks over the evidence: http://royalsociety. org/policy/projects/ climate-evidence-cau ses/ I'm sure you'll go on to tell us there's a world-wide conspiracy of scientists.[/p][/quote]and why should a Biologist have a better handle on the subject than anyone else with an interest in the science of that wonderful tapestry we call weather rolling by us often differently each and every day? a.g.o.g.
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