Why tens of thousands of homes are built in high flood risk areas every year

Around 24,000 homes were built in high flood risk areas in England in 2016/17. In the aftermath of more severe floods, the figure may seem baffling, but the vast majority have the regulator's backing.

by Ben Kochan
Flooding: around 24,000 homes were built in high flood risk areas in England in 2016/17 (Pic: Getty)
Flooding: around 24,000 homes were built in high flood risk areas in England in 2016/17 (Pic: Getty)

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