Plans to build about 400 homes in an area notorious for flooding have been described as “madness”. Part of Hatch Farm Dairies in Winnersh, Berkshire, was submerged under 3ft of water during last year’s storms. Residents fear the development on the site near the flood-prone River Loddon will encroach on floodplain land. But Wokingham council said any flooding issues had been “addressed” and the development met criteria set out by the Environment Agency. To continue reading visit the BBC website.