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Under a fairly extreme set of circumstances - my house could be on an island!!

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KatyMac Fri 10-Oct-08 21:45:06

My dad is buying a house - so he checked on the Dept of Env for the flood plain

We are in east Norfolk & if all the sea defences go down & the sea comes in I will be on an island

So I was wondering how that would affect my house price [gin]

house price will go through the roof, mate wink

NappiesLaGore Fri 10-Oct-08 21:49:29

depends..... will you have yur own jetty? coz you know, a waterfront property with jetty sounds kin d of expensive...

KatyMac Fri 10-Oct-08 21:51:36

This is the north sea guys.....

I am guessing it will be an island maybe 25-30 sq miles (is that big?) with less of a channel to cross than the isle of white or Anglesea

NappiesLaGore Fri 10-Oct-08 21:54:20

how amny houses will be on this island? and is it pretty?

KatyMac Fri 10-Oct-08 21:56:43

There are 360(ish) in my village

Maybe another 1000 or so (total guess)

a north sea island

bugger, that didn't work. Twas a pic of some very cold peeps wink

KatyMac Fri 10-Oct-08 21:59:29

no picture?

Is it pretty - well it is a small Norfolk village near the Broads - I like it

NappiesLaGore Fri 10-Oct-08 21:59:41

what i mean is, will it be all houses? or will there be any 'island'
sheesh, i donno why im asking really, ive no sodding idea what your hous'll be worth!!

um... sorry for being crap... im sure it'll all be fine [soothing]

NappiesLaGore Fri 10-Oct-08 22:00:37

aw norfolk is pretty. you'll be right love, it'll prob be well sought after [no real idea]

KatyMac Fri 10-Oct-08 22:02:01

Oh I see

So lots of fields - no parks or anything
A few battery chicken farms
No major industry - the few bits that there are will probably close

Occasional shops - Caister would be the biggest town/village

KatyMac Fri 10-Oct-08 22:10:20

I'm not that worried tbh - but I thought it was indicative of global warming or sea levels rising

NappiesLaGore Fri 10-Oct-08 22:20:37

oh it is.
just bugger all you worrying about it is going to fix, so why do it?

KatyMac Fri 10-Oct-08 22:23:15

Well as the government is going to (maybe) sacrifice a great lump of Norfolk to the sea - I thought MN should know

NappiesLaGore Fri 10-Oct-08 22:28:59

good grief are they? seems a bit off...

KatyMac Fri 10-Oct-08 22:32:18

here

It seems a bit farfetched to me - but you never know

KatyMac Sat 11-Oct-08 12:42:08

Thought I would go sailing today - to get in practise wink

NomDePlume Sat 11-Oct-08 12:46:32

Errrrr, your house is already on an island.....

KatyMac Sat 11-Oct-08 15:57:45

Yes but not one that small

madlentileater Sun 12-Oct-08 20:28:28

There's a kids book, i think it's called floodlands that describes just this scenario. In East Anglia I mean.

KatyMac Sun 12-Oct-08 20:29:48

Really - I must see if I can get it out of the library

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