Is it a good idea to keep on building on floodplains?

Water’s ways: the village of Catcliffe near Sheffield was submerged during the recent heavy downpours.

Kiran Curtis says we need a holistic approach to developing flood plains, but Kim Wilkie argues there are better ways to use these areas than building houses

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