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    • tkb7
    • By tkb7 14th Feb 18, 1:58 PM
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    Flooding
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    • 14th Feb 18, 1:58 PM
    Flooding 14th Feb 18 at 1:58 PM
    Hi,

    My partner and I are looking at properties in the Peebles area and, as you may know, a lot of the properties are close to the Tweed and Eddleston Water. Its also quite common (so I am told) for there to be flooding.
    How do you go about working out if a property is in the 'danger zone'?
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    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 14th Feb 18, 2:06 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 2:06 PM
    Hi,

    My partner and I are looking at properties in the Peebles area and, as you may know, a lot of the properties are close to the Tweed and Eddleston Water. Its also quite common (so I am told) for there to be flooding.
    How do you go about working out if a property is in the 'danger zone'?
    Originally posted by tkb7

    Well for insurance purposes it's within 100m of flowing water I believe
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 14th Feb 18, 2:07 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 2:07 PM
    There's a map on the SEPA site which should help.
    • tkb7
    • By tkb7 14th Feb 18, 2:15 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 2:15 PM
    There's a map on the SEPA site which should help.
    Originally posted by davidmcn
    Ah! Thank you. That is exactly the type of thing I was looking for.
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 14th Feb 18, 5:11 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 5:11 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 5:11 PM
    Sometimes the name of the road gives you a clue. Springfield Road, Marsh Road, etc.
    • elmer
    • By elmer 14th Feb 18, 5:51 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 5:51 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 5:51 PM
    I live in Peebles with the Cuddy at the bottom of my garden, have never flooded and dont have problems with insurance.
    Sepa have done flood prevention work on the Cuddy about 3 years ago which has noticeably reduced the water level as it approaches Peebles although the people on Cuddyside still have problems occasionally.

    Last years major flood mainly affected properties by the Tweed, and it has been quite high a couple of times this year, but anyone can tell you where to avoid buying

    ps Eddleston water is called the Cuddy in Peebles
    Last edited by elmer; 14-02-2018 at 5:53 PM.
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