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Appeal: Riverside home allowed after appellant proves 1968 flood was misrepresented

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Plans for a house on land previously considered part of a flood plain in Hertfordshire can go ahead after the appellant successfully challenged the Environmental Agency over an inaccurate representation of flooding in 1968.

The appeal site is in the village of Walkern in Hertfordshire, which runs parallel to the River Beane. The home would be built in the back gardens of two houses, 100 metres from the river, with a meadow in the intervening space that inspector Jonathan Price considered “quite evidently part of the flood plain”.Price noted the East Herts Local Plan, which restricts development in........
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