Some things don’t make sense, but they do make money

10 Feb

Short article in yesterday’s Observer has estimated that Defra says “35,000 hectares of high quality horticultural and arable land will be flooded at least once every three years by the 2020’s and could rise to around 130,000 hectares by the 2080’s if there is no change to current flood defence provision.”

The NFU has estimated that 58% of England’s most productive farmland lies within a floodplain and said the floods were a “wake-up call for a country that has believed for too long that producing food wasn’t a big issue”.

Guy Shrubsole of Friends of the Earth is quoted as saying “This government is dismantling the nation’s ability to tacke flooding and prepare for climate change”.

And still developers want to build on Sidford Fields and in Feniton.


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