Hundreds of new homes given go-ahead despite flood warnings, 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 the Environment Agency lodges an initial objection, but is not informed of the planning decision.
The number of homes where EA was informed and its... read more
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