ABI warns against ignoring Environment Agency flood risk report

The cautionary statement came in response to the release of the EA's annual Development and Flood Risk report. Nick Starling, the ABI's director of general insurance and health, said:

"Despite tougher planning controls, it is worrying that during 2007 and 2008, 16 developments - including 240 homes - were given planning permission despite the Environment Agency advising against them because of the flood risk. This highlights the importance of developers and planners following the ABI's recently

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