YOUR VIEW: Furious at Spalding flood rating

Reader Keith Quarm says floods are not the norm in Spalding
Reader Keith Quarm says floods are not the norm in Spalding
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I have been involved in a drawn-out complaint with the Environment Agency since it unilaterally increased the flood-risk of properties in Spalding using a computer model.

This has affected my ability to get online quotations for home insurance, with companies refusing point-blank to offer any sort of cover at all.

I appear to be getting nowhere using official channels and have sought the support of my local MP John Hayes, Andrea Leadsom and also a government ombudsman.

Despite this, the agency will not reduce the flood risk back to “low”.

In doing so, the Environment Agency has effectively blacklisted whole swathes of Lincolnshire.

I am furious about the problems this has caused me and I feel that your readers should know that, even if their homes are not liable to flooding and have never flooded, they will now encounter problems in getting home insurance quotes online.