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Floods: Housing

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes were flooded in England in 2007, broken down by county; and in how many cases households remain unable to return to their homes. (210706)

Water entered the habitable areas of the properties of approximately 48,000 households in the floods of June and July 2007. The breakdown by local authority, grouped by region and local authority where applicable is as follows:

Local authority

Region

Total households affected

Amber Valley

East Midlands

26

Bolsover

East Midlands

22

Chesterfield

East Midlands

500

Derby

East Midlands

19

Derbyshire Dales

East Midlands

230

Erewash

East Midlands

29

High Peak

East Midlands

26

North East Derbyshire

East Midlands

69

South Derbyshire

East Midlands

7

Blaby

East Midlands

6

Hinckley and Bosworth

East Midlands

6

Leicester

East Midlands

1

Melton

East Midlands

18

North West Leicestershire

East Midlands

1

Boston

East Midlands

158

East Lindsey

East Midlands

1,112

Lincoln

East Midlands

35

West Lindsey

East Midlands

280

Daventry

East Midlands

3

Kettering

East Midlands

4

Northampton

East Midlands

3

South Northamptonshire

East Midlands

50

Ashfield

East Midlands

61

Bassetlaw

East Midlands

810

Broxtowe

East Midlands

6

Gedling

East Midlands

53

Mansfield

East Midlands

20

Newark and Sherwood

East Midlands

475

Nottingham

East Midlands

14

North Norfolk District

Eastern

3

Bexley

London

30

Brent

London

25

Croydon

London

250

Hammersmith and Fulham

London

147

Harrow

London

10

Havering

London

4

Kensington and Chelsea

London

307

Kingston upon Thames

London

50

Merton

London

30

Richmond upon Thames

London

100

Sutton

London

250

Wandsworth

London

60

Chester-le-Street

North East

200

Derwentside

North East

30

Easington

North East

7

Teesdale

North East

4

Wear Valley

North East

2

Tynedale

North East

20

Darlington

North East

85

Redcar and Cleveland

North East

15

Newcastle upon Tyne

North East

12

North Tyneside

North East

70

Pendle District

North West

16

Reading

South East

135

Slough

South East

30

West Berkshire

South East

2,510

Windsor and Maidenhead

South East

120

Wokingham

South East

141

Aylesbury Vale

South East

43

Milton Keynes

South East

8

Wealden

South East

30

Basingstoke and Deane

South East

10

Rushmoor

South East

7

Cherwell

South East

66

Oxford

South East

190

South Oxfordshire

South East

3

Vale of White Horse

South East

1,015

West Oxfordshire

South East

1,631

Surrey Heath

South East

35

Woking

South East

14

South Hams

South West

0

Torridge

South West

2

North Dorset

South West

20

Cheltenham

South West

765

Cotswold

South West

950

Forest of Dean

South West

90

Gloucester

South West

903

South Gloucestershire

South West

8

Stroud

South West

150

Tewkesbury

South West

1,859

Mendip

South West

2

North Somerset

South West

77

South Somerset

South West

1

West Somerset

South West

1

Kennet

South West

2

North Wiltshire

South West

0

Swindon

South West

65

Herefordshire

West Midlands

228

Bridgnorth

West Midlands

155

Shrewsbury and Atcham

West Midlands

3

South Shropshire

West Midlands

264

Telford and Wrekin

West Midlands

62

East Staffordshire

West Midlands

1

Lichfield

West Midlands

138

Newcastle-under-Lyme

West Midlands

50

South Staffordshire

West Midlands

2

Stafford District

West Midlands

21

North Warwickshire

West Midlands

78

Nuneaton

West Midlands

9

Rugby

West Midlands

88

Stratford-on-Avon

West Midlands

1,500

Warwick

West Midlands

214

Birmingham

West Midlands

277

Dudley

West Midlands

106

Sandwell

West Midlands

35

Solihull

West Midlands

158

Bromsgrove

West Midlands

89

Malvera Hills

West Midlands

820

Redditch

West Midlands

73

Worcester

West Midlands

179

Wychavon

West Midlands

1,579

Wyre Forest

West Midlands

1,228

City of Kingston upon Hull

Yorkshire and the Humber

8,657

East Riding

Yorkshire and the Humber

6,079

North East Lincolnshire

Yorkshire and the Humber

469

North Lincolnshire

Yorkshire and the Humber

436

Hambleton

Yorkshire and the Humber

5

Harrogate

Yorkshire and the Humber

100

Richmondshire

Yorkshire and the Humber

72

Ryedale

Yorkshire and the Humber

49

Scarborough

Yorkshire and the Humber

115

Selby

Yorkshire and the Humber

137

Barnsley

Yorkshire and the Humber

666

Doncaster

Yorkshire and the Humber

3,037

Rotherham

Yorkshire and the Humber

428

Sheffield

Yorkshire and the Humber

1,276

Bradford

Yorkshire and the Humber

16

Kirklees

Yorkshire and the Humber

252

Leeds

Yorkshire and the Humber

250

Wakefield

Yorkshire and the Humber

1,737

Total

47,792

As at 30 April 2008, we estimate that approximately 5,650 households remain wholly or partially displaced from their homes.