Councils must show ‘zero tolerance’ to houses built on flood plains

Telegraph: Councils should block developers seeking to make a "quick buck" from building on flood planes as part of a "zero tolerance" approach, insurers have warned. Insurers criticised developers for trying to erect "cheap and cheerful" developments in areas at risk of flooding following a meeting with ministers in Downing Street. Under a new flood insurance regime, which comes into force in 2015, new homes will not be covered if they are built on flood plains. The scheme is designed to guarantee......

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