I thought this was interesting...
Watching the news first thing this morning, and they showed some houses in Gloucester which were flooded. Gloucester is on the River Severn, and the Severn is a river which floods quite frequently because of the area that it drains, and the nature of the floodplain.
They then showed some fields on the edge of town where almost 600 houses were due to be built - this was the LONGFORD site which was featured on the pilot map.
A large area of the fields they showed was underwater !
http://www.gloucester.gov.uk/DownloadFile.aspx?File=1402 - this is a link to a PDF showing the detailed application and some objections that were raised (I don't expect you to read this, but it might be interesting to some of my other readers...)
http://www.gloucester.gov.uk/DownloadFile.aspx?File=7213 - another interesting document
Not clear what happened in the end... Anyone in Gloucester know ?