CAMPAIGNERS have warned that thousands of new houses are planned on Yorkshire’s flood plains.
New figures released by the Countryside Alliance show 2,735 new homes are due to be built in high-risk areas.
Spokesman Richard Dodd said: “Climate change and the increasing frequency of major flooding incidents have led the Government to address the risk of flooding for new developments. But this does not address the legacy of development proposed before the new policy was introduced.
“The Government needs to carry out a full audit. Allowing inappropriate development in flood risk areas is wrong whenever the decision is made.
“The alternative is a time-bomb of thousands of uninsurable homes in Yorkshire.”
The warning comes after news this week that victims of last year’s flooding would get far less compensation than expected.
The European Parliament voted in March to help victims of the downpour. But the initial quote of £110m has turned out to be wide of the mark, with only £31m on its way.