A new government scheme called FLOOD RE is being introduced which will involve all householders paying an additional average of £10.50 on their insurance policies to help those properties with a high risk of flooding.
Many house owners are finding their properties are uninsurable or their insurances have soared in price and with the onset of climate change this is likely to increase.
However, properties built since 2009 are not covered by the new scheme to discourage development on flood plains. So, we will all pay an additional premium, properties here now will be put further at risk of flooding with the huge amounts of development planned for the area, new properties – including those planned by the borough council at Lynnsport and Marsh Lane (note the name, Marsh Lane) – won’t benefit from the scheme and yet our borough council will continue to put their heads in the sand and will carry on planning to build on these flood plains regardless of the costs to the public.
Sue Bruce, Reffley