Environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion staged a protest over plans to build 172 homes in an area thought to be at risk of flooding.What are the developers thinking...?!?
The homes, planned for Gunners Park, Shoebury, would be below the current high tide mark.
Plans for the homes were previously approved, but stalled because of fears over flooding.
The Environment Agency would only allow the homes to go ahead if work planned on nearby seawalls offered a one in 200-year flooding event protection but those now in the pipeline will offer less than half that.Then how did it get through planning?