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janjag
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23/08/2016 : 16:42:16      reply with quote


I am trying to get insurance cover that includes flooding. Does anyone know if there has been any flooding within 50m of the old wine bar / hairdesign in the last ten years? We are much higher up than the beck at the back. Thanks Jan
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Peter
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23/08/2016 : 17:25:33      reply with quote


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Probably the closest was the floods on 21 Jan 2008 when a drain was blocked at the bottom of Howden Road and the police shut the road, but on Kirkgate there was no flooding. You should be fine for insurance purposes.

For the pictures see
www.silsden.net/pictures/floods_jan2008/index5.htm#

PS the police car was stopping traffic from going on down Keighley Road because water was running across the road by (what is now) Aldi.

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janjag
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23/08/2016 : 19:04:50      reply with quote


Thanks Peter you are a star
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23/08/2016 : 19:58:44      reply with quote


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23/08/2016 : 20:18:20      reply with quote


1825 One of the worst ever storms of rain and hail hits Craven, sweeping down a mill at Cringles and two cottages, three blacksmiths shops and two bridges in Silsden. Almost every house flooded.
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23/08/2016 : 20:46:29      reply with quote


This is from a report into planning application for the former wine bar



Conclusions

The properties are in Flood Zone 3 where residenti
al development can be viewed as
being appropriate.

The lower ground floor level is set 0.888m above t
he 1 in 100 year (1%) modeled flood
level in the adjacent Silsden Beck. This gives it s
ufficient margin of safety to allow for the
effects of climate change on the predicted future f
lood levels.

Added protection is afforded to the property by th
e raised stone flagged patio which is
raised 1.05m above the lower ground floor level. (s
ee section through the site)

The proposed conversion works will not be creating
any self-contained living
accommodation at the lower ground floor level; each
dwelling will be a duplex unit.
There will be an internal staircase giving access t
o the ground floor which is 3.628m
above the 1 in 100 (1%) modeled floor level, which
will give a safe escape route for any
residents in the event of flooding.
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midway
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23/08/2016 : 20:51:25      reply with quote


Can anybody remember Bonaparts being flooded , 2005/6 /7 i think, just before it opened as a new venture.
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23/08/2016 : 22:01:17      reply with quote


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Can anybody remember Bonaparts being flooded , 2005/6 /7 i think, just before it opened as a new venture.
Among the worst-effected areas was Silsden, where flooding submerged the main street in six inches of water in the early hours. Silsden Beck had overflowed into Bridge Street and down into Kirkgate.

It washed into a few businesses on the east side of Kirk-gate, including Bonaparte's restaurant and the Hair Design Centre. Judith Russell owns the Hair Design centre, where the floor was three inches deep with water. She says: "The floor is completely damaged - we will have to replace it.

"With the Christmas rush, it couldn't have happened at a worse time," adds Judith.

Rita Twigg had been helping her son Martyn at Twigg's Newsagent's on the west side of Kirkgate. She says: "I've never seen it as bad as this."

www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/8060533.Flood_chaos_hits_area/
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23/08/2016 : 22:56:02      reply with quote


If my memory serves me correctly.....

The water overflowed from the drain at the end of Hillcrest Avenue because it was blocked under Bridge Street. Because the water came out of the drain which was on Hillcrest Avenue, which is an unadopted road, Bradford refused to admit it was their responsibility to unblock the drain.

This was before the flood, so when the heavy rain came the resulting flood, which ran the length of Kirkgate was the consequence. (Does this sound familiar re Mitchell Lane / St Johns Street?)
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24/08/2016 : 07:04:50      reply with quote


So are the two previous replies the same flooding incident, that will make it 11 Dec 1999 as reported in the Keighley News.
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