The park that's also a flood plain
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UK flood prevention plans delayed

A four-year delay to rules meant to prevent new housing developments making flooding worse could finally be ended.

Policy has been paralysed, with builders rejecting demands that they should install ponds and grassy hollows to catch water running off roofs.

There is still deadlock on this but it is understood that a deal has been reached over who pays to maintain any new anti-flood landscape features.

Roger Harrabin reports.

  • 10 Jan
  • From the section UK
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