Hundreds of new homes given go-ahead despite flood warnings, figures suggest



Hundreds of new homes have been given the go-ahead in the past few years, despite official warnings they will be at risk of flooding, figures suggest.
More than 1,200 residential properties have been granted planning permission in the last five years against the advice of the Environment Agency over flood risk, the figures from the organisation show.
The agency's advice is taken by local planning authorities for the overwhelming majority of houses, bu t the number of homes being built despite flood concerns may be higher than the figures show.
There are hundreds of applications a year where... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 26
Source: Belper News
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