Thankfully so far only three homes are occupied and already they’ve had a flood warning, been advised to move belongings upstairs, and sandbags have been delivered (flood warning no longer in place). There’s a lot of discussion about it on the Elstead Facebook Group if you’d like more info –
The Showhome (plot 66) is one of the two houses pictured, with the river lapping at the garden fences (with slats designed to let the water through). The water levels are not unusual for the time of year, and in 2013/2014 the water levels were significantly higher – some of these properties will flood, it’s just a matter of when. You can find the plan with plots on here – https://watermeadowplace.com/the-development/
In fairness to Waverley Planners – they turned this site down – probably because it’s in Aunty Elsey’s patch – but no doubt a Government Inspector thought it would be fine for the new occupiers to have water lapping at their ankles!
NO CHANGE THERE THEN!
Here is the flood zone map for the area.