United Kingdom: The more the experts warn against, the more we build on flood plains

Independent: Flooding may have shot up the political agenda but that hasn't stopped local planning authorities driving through housing developments in areas at severe risk of flooding. From Cornwall to London, to Cardiff, Leeds and Northumberland, local authorities across England and Wales have been ignoring the Environment Agency's (EA) protests and waving through developments on flood-prone land. As Britain endures another weekend of torrential rain and further flooding, figures obtained by The Independent......

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