Next round of flood defence work given green light

The work at the flood defences on Knutsford Road

The work at the flood defences on Knutsford Road

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THE second part of Warrington’s new flood defence scheme has been given the go ahead by councillors.

Members of the council’s development management committee agreed plans for a series of flood walls and embankments in Howley when they met on Thursday.

Construction is scheduled to begin this summer after work is finished on the first phase of building works, which are currently under way close to Victoria Park.

The third and final phase of the scheme will be build in Woolston, Padgate, Kingsway North, Cinnamon Brow and Latchford East and is scheduled for construction in summer 2014, for completion in spring 2015.

The finished flood defences will reduce the risk of flooding to over 2,000 homes and businesses in Warrington from the Mersey and its tributaries.

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5:44pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Sameoldsameold says...

As I live in the Wa1 area, and insurance companies deem it a " flood risk area" even though it has never flooded in over 50 years, would insurance premiums reduce once the defence is built. ?
As I live in the Wa1 area, and insurance companies deem it a " flood risk area" even though it has never flooded in over 50 years, would insurance premiums reduce once the defence is built. ? Sameoldsameold
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6:46pm Thu 21 Feb 13

old-codger says...

You could ask for a no claims bonus,
As for premiums coming down you could always live in hope,
Insurance company,s vary in prices you may need to check a few prices before you renew..
You could ask for a no claims bonus, As for premiums coming down you could always live in hope, Insurance company,s vary in prices you may need to check a few prices before you renew.. old-codger
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10:35pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Cheap Mower says...

Sameoldsameold wrote:
As I live in the Wa1 area, and insurance companies deem it a " flood risk area" even though it has never flooded in over 50 years, would insurance premiums reduce once the defence is built. ?
Yes it should do
[quote][p][bold]Sameoldsameold[/bold] wrote: As I live in the Wa1 area, and insurance companies deem it a " flood risk area" even though it has never flooded in over 50 years, would insurance premiums reduce once the defence is built. ?[/p][/quote]Yes it should do Cheap Mower
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2:48pm Fri 22 Feb 13

MikeJT says...

Sameoldsameold wrote:
As I live in the Wa1 area, and insurance companies deem it a " flood risk area" even though it has never flooded in over 50 years, would insurance premiums reduce once the defence is built. ?
Speaking to a friend who works in insurance, their view is NO. The area is still "an area prone to natural flooding". The construction of defenses is not something that the majority of of insurance companies would take on board if they are using their current risk models.

Maybe once one does, if enough people move to them, others will follow.
[quote][p][bold]Sameoldsameold[/bold] wrote: As I live in the Wa1 area, and insurance companies deem it a " flood risk area" even though it has never flooded in over 50 years, would insurance premiums reduce once the defence is built. ?[/p][/quote]Speaking to a friend who works in insurance, their view is NO. The area is still "an area prone to natural flooding". The construction of defenses is not something that the majority of of insurance companies would take on board if they are using their current risk models. Maybe once one does, if enough people move to them, others will follow. MikeJT
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