Following pressure from community councillors, the Environment Agency has agreed to reduce the flood plain
area for Talybont, Gwynedd, by almost 90 per cent.
"What I am arguing is that we need a mature debate about what should realistically be designated green belt, which to my mind must include any undeveloped land on a flood plain
, and what has been considered untouchable for political or cultural reasons, rather than reasons of commonsense."
Prof Macklin is now calling for more stringent guidelines for development on flood plains
, particularly in small and steep catchments like the Leri that have narrow valley floors, which are vulnerable to flash flooding as well in tidally-influenced rivers such as the lower Rheidol and Ystwyth.
Some answer that the solution is to avoid construction on flood plains
Chuck Pavey, who sits on Tewkesbury town council, said it had paid the price for building a series of new developments on the flood plain
As homeowners living on flood plains
become more aware of the risk of flooding and the impact it could have on our ability to insure their property in the future, we are finding that household flood prevention solutions are being taken more seriously.
"People will find it difficult to get insurance, I know my neighbour has called a company who told him there was no chance because he lived in a flood plain
ANDY No, areas within flood risk or on a flood plain
should take the hit with their premiums.
"The Tan 15 Technical Advice Note issued by the Welsh Government makes it clear that in no circumstances should housing developments be permitted on C2 flood plains
, but Carwyn Jones' own advice compromised what was previously an unequivocal position.
THOUSANDS of new homes in the West Midlands are being built on flood plains
and are in danger of ending up "unsaleable, uninhabitable and uninsurable", it was claimed today.
A MILLION of the new homes the Government wants to put in place before 2020 will be built on flood plains
, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABL) this week.
Another concern is the continual proposals that come forward to build on flood plains
. One of the great lessons of the July floods was the importance of the flood plains
for the protection of towns and cities.