Houses built on flood-risk sites after warnings



Hundreds of new homes across the country were given the green light in the past few years despite official warnings they will be at risk of flooding, new figures suggest.
The figures from the Environment Agency show that more than 1,200 residential properties have been granted planning permission in the last five years against the advice of the organisation.
The agency’s advice is taken by local planning authorities for the overwhelming majority of houses, but the number of homes being built despite flood concerns may be higher than the figures show. The Environment Agency lodges an initial... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 25
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