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Archive for January, 2012

200,000 homes face insurance problems!

As DOC has pointed out so many times in the past,  properties in flood risk areas will face insurance problems when the Government Agreement  with the Association of British Insurers ends next year.  Today this fact has become national news! According to data  analysed by the ABI (Association of British Insurers) Hythe is one of [...]

Update on Flood Insurance Cover Issues

The Agreement (Statement of Principles) between Government and the Association of British Insurers (ABI)  which commits insurers to continue to offer insurance to existing customers where they are at significant risk, if there are plans in place to reduce that risk within five years, is due to expire in 2013  Defra  has worked closely with [...]

Levy funding for local flood and coast risk management

Following a meeting by the Environment Agency’s Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) on 11 January 2012 a news release has been issued by the Environment Agency covering the amount of levy funding for 2012/2013 for local flood defences schemes across Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. A list of projects to be [...]

Western Training Wall - Rye Harbour- Construction Works

A further drop-in session has been arranged by the Environment Agency for Wednesday, 18 January 2012 (5.00-7.00 pm) in order to provide local residents with an opportunity to meet with the Civil Engineering Company who will carry out the upcoming construction works at Rye Harbour. The site liaison officer will also be in attendance during [...]

Environment Agency protocol to maintain flood defences.

Every stretch of coastline represents an ‘asset’ in the Environment Agency’s National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Strategy for England which describes the EA’s strategic approach to maintaining flood and coastal risk (FCRM) assets. Those FCRM assets which protect only  a small number of properties or low value land where the financial cost [...]

Flood Risk - Insurance

Government continues to develop and analyse options explored by the flood insurance working groups for managing the financial risk of flooding beyond 30 June 2013 when the current agreement between Government and the insurance industry expires. Ministers gave a progress update on this work on 19 December 2011 and published the final report of the [...]

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