Thousands of new homes planned in high-risk flood zones across England
Investigation raises concerns about the ability of the UK’s environmental regulator to manage homebuilding as the climate changes
Thousands of homes are set to be built in high-risk flood zones across England, an Unearthed investigation has found, as communities across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the Midlands struggle with severe flooding.
By cross-referencing housebuilding plans in 10 flood-prone local authorities with the Environment Agency’s (EA) flood risk map, Unearthed has identified proposals to build 9,688 homes in high-risk areas.
Sidmouth seafront before the current sea defences, Devon
In the late 90’s rock sea defences were installed to stop frequent seafront flooding. The red glow is as a result of the deep red sandstone which can be seen on the cliffs and which infiltrates even the sea bed. It’s wonderful how it is reflected in the atmosphere above.