This article was published in April 2014. Please see News & Campaigns for more recent information.

The Parish Council understands that the Environment Agency has been carrying out a major re-modelling project for the whole Great Ouse catchment over the last couple of years. This has resulted in the designated flood zone area on the boundary between Edlesborough and Eaton Bray being reduced.

Until very recently, the map published by the Environment Agency indicated that Flood Zones 2 and 3 extended as far as 200 metres beyond the stream that follows the county boundary. Following the publication of the latest map, the Parish Council requested confirmation from the Environment Agency that the previously affected Edlesborough post codes are no longer considered to be in the flood plain. We received the following response:

"I can confirm that the following post codes are in Flood Zone 1 and therefore outside of the 'Extreme Flood Outline';
  • LU6 2JG Brook Street
  • LU6 2HB Eatongate Close
  • LU6 2RD Good Intent
  • LU6 2HJ Heather Mead
  • LU6 2HS High Street
  • LU6 2FL Moor End
  • LU6 2HP Moor End Close
  • LU6 2HR Summerleys
  • LU6 2FE Waterside

This area has the lowest probability of flooding from rivers and the sea, where the chance of flooding in any one year is less than 0.1% (i.e. a 1000 to 1 chance)."

The Parish Council has been further advised that if anyone is having difficulty obtaining insurance, they can email the Environment Agency’s National Customer Contact Centre at [email protected] and request an Insurance Related Request letter. You need to include the full address for the property, contact telephone number and email address, and include ‘Insurance Related Request’ in the subject heading. The team will respond to you within 20 working days. An IRR is free for the public. Requests by commercial companies such as solicitors will incur a £50 (plus VAT) charge.

Flood Risk Reduced In Edlesborough was published on April 15, 2014