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Properties In Flood Risk Warning

Thursday March 6 2014

THERE are 1,000 homes in Barnsley at risk of flooding, according to alarming new figures.

Of the 1,002 homes identified, 240 are deemed to be at significant risk according to environment group Friends of the Earth.

Campaigners say government spending on flood defences is £500 million less than it should be to keep pace with climate change.

Simon Bowens, of Friends of the Earth, said: "Without proper investment in flood defences, hundreds of thousands more homes could be put at risk of flooding.

"We are asking Barnsley's MPs to support the call for flood defences in line with the risks posed by climate change."

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Reply Posted by mae brussel on Thursday March 6 2014 at 16:27
Forget global warming. it happens at anytime in the geologial history of the planet.
Who is responsible for giving planning permission to build propertys in obvious flood areas. ie the word bottom comes to mind...
Bottom of wombwell.
Bottom of elsecar.
Bottom of anywhere water has a tendancy to fall down from the sky and keeps going down till it gets to the bottom.
So back to the point who gives planning permission to build houses at the bottom.

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Friday March 7 2014 at 08:49
We may not like it, but 'climate change' is real and at the moment is being 'driven' by man, but take that away for the moment. When we build on flood plains, however long it is since the last flood we are going to get issues like this. We do however need more housing, so planners and builders need to get cleverer in designs - look at Holland or look a little closer at the land they choose

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Friday March 7 2014 at 16:15
Not sure what you are trying to articulate? That I am blaming HAARP or that HAARP is to blame!? I can only assume that as I haven't brought it up then you are claiming its to blame?!

Reply Posted by mae brussel on Saturday March 8 2014 at 12:41
Im not saying anything about your comment the reason i have put that in is to allow readers to judge themselves.
Science has never done man or the earth any good. it consumes everything that it sets out to perfect and humans have no say in anything.
Jupiter hasnt always had the great storm
mars hasnt always been. the dry dusty planet it is now
and all science is doing is rushing the earths demise,and i mean all science.
The earths weather is being tampered with"fact".
I have read hundreds of items relating to haarp hundreds of items on chemical use
from 747s.
I have no doubt tha mans ignorance is a ticking time bomb.
Burning hundreds of thousands of of sq miles of forests in itself creates all new weather systems. but for man to control the weather. is. worse than anyone can imagine

Reply Posted by LOL on Saturday March 8 2014 at 13:58
Wot is climate change?