New flood resilience Kitemark needed for housing developments

A new flood resilience Kitemark is needed for housing developments planned in the floodplain, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The voluntary Kitemark would set minimum construction standards, such as the use of water-resistant building materials. Stephen Haddrill, ABI director-general, said: "A Kitemark for new housing developments would benefit many - consumers would have more confidence in a property's ability to withstand a flood, developers could use it as a marketing

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