Developers, builders & council members who allow building on flood plains should be liable for the damage caused

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Application to build postponed

Application to build postponed

After the 2007 floods the following proposal was made on a BBC website, echoing the recent suggestion emailed by a Solihull engineer:

The people who should pay are the developers, builders and individual council members who have allowed these properties to be built on flood plains in the first place”.

The engineer suggested that before building on, above, below or next to flood prone sites, developers should be compelled to insure the properties they build.

For some reason the BBC website link did not open,  so click on this link http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/moneybox/6255306.stm if you want to read the 2007 article.

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Posted on February 12, 2014, in Civil servants, Conflict of interest, Corporate political nexus, Democracy undermined, Government, Lobbying, Local government, Parliamentary failure, Vested interests and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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