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West Norfolk villagers react to councillor's flooding comments saying it was 'their choice to live there'

Coastal residents have reacted to a West Norfolk councillor dismissing potential flooding issues as “their choice” to live there.

Ian Devereux, cabinet member for environment, was responding to questions regarding flooding in Snettisham amidst the council failing to declare a climate emergency.

Speaking at a full West Norfolk Council meeting last week, he said: “That was their choice. They chose to live there and develop their houses there in full knowledge of what was happening.”

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