Friday, 22 September 2017

Owners bid to raise homes to prevent flooding

VICTIMS of the worst flooding seen in Henley in more than a decade are taking action to protect their homes.

Eleven householders on Rod Eyot have applied for planning permission to raise their properties.

The Thames island, opposite Mill Meadows, was flooded in January and March and some owners had to evacuate their homes.

One resident is still not back in due to the damage caused.

Simon Loring, who lives on Rod Eyot for part of the year, has submitted the application to South Oxfordshire District Council on behalf of the residents to lift their homes by about 1.5m.

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