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South Holland building homes in "high risk" flood areas

South Holland is said to be one of the top local authorities in the country with little choice but to build new homes at "high risk" of flooding in order to meet Government housing targets.

High risk is defined by the Environment Agency (EA) as land having at least a 1 per cent annual chance of flooding.

EA figures show some 15,000 South Holland homes already stand in high risk areas, placing the district third behind Hull and Doncaster.

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