Monday, July 23, 2007

Labour Government Housing Policy - wet !

"The government will continue to build houses on flood plains, as long as the "proper defences" are in place" according to Housing Minister Yvette Cooper. They just don't get it , do they ? Ask yourself who will buy a house that they cannot insure against floods that are bound to happen more and more often ? Building in flood plains also makes matters worse for existing houses, because there is less open space to soak up water.

1 comment:

a radical writes said...

The fact that the government is only willing to spend rather pathetic amounts building those flood defenses means that the quoted statement is probably a bit of a porky as well. The treasury apparently is rather less than willing to give out too much money and so it is likely that all that those wet people will receive are warm words.