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Big question: should we build on the floodplain?

Must we bow to nature, or is innovation possible?

By Prospect Team  

A car left abandoned in flood water in Newton Stewart, Scotland, as Storm Frank begins to batter the UK ©Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Last month was the wettest December on record—thousands of homes in Britain were flooded. Now Scotland is facing heavy floods, and yesterday a “danger to life” alert was issued in Aberdeenshire.

David Cameron’s planning policies have not been adequately challenged by the Labour party, perhaps…

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