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The UK lags far behind its European neighbours in building to avoid flooding, planning campaigners said this week. The Town and Country Planning Association said the quality of construction, insulation and drainage are deficient in the UK. It also attacked planners for ignoring Environment Agency warnings in favour of short-term economic arguments.

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