Why are we STILL building houses on flood plains?

With the rainy season on our doorstep, we woke up today to find this alarming article in the Yorkshire post: Why are we STILL building houses on flood plains?

It starts off saying:

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.

Why are we not learning from our mistakes? Why is it even possible and legal to buy and build over flood plains? Rain isn’t going to decrease in the UK and with climate change unpredictable and extreme weather events are only going to become more frequent, and I am full of sorrow for all those people that once again will become flood victims in the coming Winter…

Full article here: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/why-are-we-still-building-houses-on-flood-plains-1-8184760

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