UPDATE: Flooding incidents across the borough

EMERGENCY crews were called to a host of flooding incidents as the deluge of rain continued over Colchester.

Fire crews took calls from four flooded homes in Cowdray Avenue and one in Mile End Road between 9.25pm and 11.30pm on Monday night.

A driver became trapped in a vehicle in Old House Road, Great Horkesley at around 10.30pm.

Police closed off an underpass leading from the A133 to Essex University at 9.15am on Tuesday after it flooded.

Fire crews were last night warning motorists not to drive through flooded areas after a spate of call outs across the county.

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1:08pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Red Tape 2 says...

Those houses along Cowdray Avenue should never have been given planning permission and the owners will soon find insurance impossible or prohibitively expensive to get. I hope they get together and sue the builders for damages.
Those houses along Cowdray Avenue should never have been given planning permission and the owners will soon find insurance impossible or prohibitively expensive to get. I hope they get together and sue the builders for damages. Red Tape 2

5:21pm Tue 27 Nov 12

somebody1066 says...

Its sad to see the flooding of somebodies home, but living near a river and in a low lying area does beg the question.

Just hope they can get insurance cover next year when the polices change.
Its sad to see the flooding of somebodies home, but living near a river and in a low lying area does beg the question. Just hope they can get insurance cover next year when the polices change. somebody1066

1:06pm Wed 28 Nov 12

romantic says...

If they are the new-builds, they are technically inside the river - the insurance companies´own maps show it as such. I feel very sorry for the people who have purchased these houses, because insurance will become much harder to get, and these will be impossible to sell on.

The developers who build places like this should have it as a clause in their contract that their MD has to spend a month or two living in the place. But of course, the real problem is that planning permission was given in the first place. CBC turned them down again and again, but were eventually overridden by central govt.

If you´re thinking of buying any low-lying property nowadays, this is the first thing you should be thinking about. There are others being built now where the underground car parks are below the river level and already getting flooded. Mad.
If they are the new-builds, they are technically inside the river - the insurance companies´own maps show it as such. I feel very sorry for the people who have purchased these houses, because insurance will become much harder to get, and these will be impossible to sell on. The developers who build places like this should have it as a clause in their contract that their MD has to spend a month or two living in the place. But of course, the real problem is that planning permission was given in the first place. CBC turned them down again and again, but were eventually overridden by central govt. If you´re thinking of buying any low-lying property nowadays, this is the first thing you should be thinking about. There are others being built now where the underground car parks are below the river level and already getting flooded. Mad. romantic

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