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Risk of flooding in ME18 6DB?

I want to know when last flooding occurred and to what extent re buying new home.

Asked on Oct 3 2009, General in Maidstone | Report content

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  • Flooding happens generally annually around either October or February. The fields adjoining the rivers Teise, Beult and Medway act as flood plains and absorb most of the overspill. Yalding sluice is the main control of floodwater downstream with the Leigh barrier (just North of Tonbridge) controlling volume upstream. The Lees themselves flood, as does the Lees Road both ways towards Yalding and Laddingford. At worst we see 6"-12" of water on the roads. It does not (and never has) enter the properties in Lees Road area ME18 6DD, in fact as these houses are >100 years old they are build on raised land which ensures they never actually flood. Hence in summary you may experience some water when driving out of the villages but nothing more troublesome than that.

    Answered on Feb 22 2011, Report content

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