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Flood strategy 'at odds with Boris Johnson push for mass housing'

20 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Experts decry Tory policy that fails to ban new-builds in UK areas at high risk of flooding The government's long-awaited strategy for tackling floods in England does not go far enough and appears to conflict with Boris Johnson's “build, build, build” plan for more housing, experts have said. Billed by ministers as the most comprehensive flood defence plan in a decade, the fresh approach will mean more money spent on natural solutions to counter floods, such as capturing water on fields.
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Expert reaction to the government's new long-term plan to tackle flooding

20 days ago   |   By Science Media Centre

The government have announced their new long term plan to tackle flooding in the UK.
Prof Hannah Cloke, Professor of Hydrology, University of Reading, said:
“This announcement provides some welcome details behind some of the promises on flooding in the Chancellor's Budget statement. In effect, the government is backing the recommendations of the National Flood Resilience Review and what many scientists, agencies and flood-affected communities have been calling for for many years.
“I am particularly pleased to see measures that will allow people to better prepare themselves for floods...
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