In brief: Plan to ‘slow the flow’ of York rivers, Allianz phases out coal insurance

Also in the news, consultation opened on ‘slow the flow’ in York, Allianz phases out coal, wasteland ‘wrongly being designated’ as green belt, £15m for recycling in Wales and Welsh mortgages to promote energy efficiency

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Slowing the flow in York would reduce flooding through natural water management schemes 

Ambitious project to ‘slow the flow’ in York opened to consultation

The Environment Agency has published a consultation on methods to reduce the peak flows in the rivers Ouse and Foss in York in response to a long-term rise in peak flood flows.

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