Flood Protection For London's Development Areas Will Cost

The fight to stop the Thames flooding -- blamed on rising sea levels -- will cost London £4bn($6bn/E6.3bn).

The Mayor of London's proposed expansion of the city eastwards will require costly improvements to the city's flood defences. "The Thames Gateway region, east of London, has been identified as the site for up to 100,000 new properties to overcome the region's housing shortage.But now London Mayor Ken Livingstone is taking advice on how best to protect people and property. "

Thanks to Jon Barker

Full Story: Fight against flooding will cost billions

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