The government is maintaining that it will still be okay to build on flood plains " as long as adequate flood defences are in place.
Perhaps the government should look at all the places that were flooded over the weekend that were either ;
a) Already provided with flood defences that were in adequate for that amount of water.
b) Thought to be at no risk of flooding because water levels had never ever reached that height before.
I know this government has set ambitious targets for building new houses, but must they be on flood plains ?