Plans for 12,000 new homes abandoned after floods
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development, Local Government
People rescued from floods as storms hit Devon and Cornwall
Plans to build new housing on several sites in Windsor and Maidenhead have been abandoned after recent floods exposed them as at risk.
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead says that by being forced to abandon the sites, it will miss its target to build 12,000 houses over the next 15 years.
The recent heavy flooding affected areas in the south of the borough that the Environment Agency failed to identify as at risk.
The council has said it will re-design its building plans based on photographs of the floods, the BBC reported.