Shadow Environment Minister: 'Welsh Conservatives would ban building on flood plains'
Commenting on calls to stop the building of homes on flood plains in Wales, the Shadow Minister for Environment, Andrew RT Davies AM, said:“Welsh Conservatives would stop the irresponsible practice and utter nonsense that is the building of homes on flood plains across Wales.“Unlike the current Labour administration in Cardiff Bay, we would designate such areas of high flood risk as Blue Belt land to prevent irresponsible development, holding planning authorities to account when granting planning permission within these zones.“We would also develop annually-reviewed local flood response plans and create a robust flood management strategy to help protect communities the length and breadth of Wales.”Flooding: Calls to stop building homes on flood plains. A bit late for Cynon Valleyhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51712267 The photograph has shown flooding at Tirfounder Fields Aberaman now part of the Persimmon Coed Dyffryn site photograph taken in 1980. Outline planning permission previously granted by RCT in 2005 for 214 dwellings. WHY?http://www.aberdareonline.co.uk/photographs/aberaman/1980-flooding-tirfounder-fields-now-part-persimmon-coed-dyffryn-site