How England's broken planning system has created (not reduced) the risk of floods


"Urban areas have been creating flood risk," writes Lee Bosher. "And this is largely due to the government’s focus on making land – low cost, flood prone land – available for development."

Written by

Lee Bosher, Loughborough University

Reader in Disaster Risk Management at Loughborough University

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Main image: Flood waters in Fishlake, near Doncaster, England. Richard McCarthy/PA