(From Derby Evening Telegraph)
Byline: CHRIS JONES AND CATHERINE OAKES
HUNDREDS of homes will be left on the "wrong side" of a flood barrier protecting Derby, the Environment Agency has said.
But the estimated cost of the barrier has risen from GBP25 million to up to GBP70 million.
The agency has decided the best option to defend the city from a "one-in-100-years" flood by the Derwent is to put up metre-high walls.
These would be on either side of the river, but set back from its banks, enclosing a "blue corridor" area which would be allowed to flood.
Agency officials have conceded that over 300 homes and 25 businesses would be left in the …