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The world's first elevated house that can be raised up in minutes to protect it from flooding is to be built.<br />
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Planning permission for the temporary three bed family home to be built on a floodplain in Lincolnshire has been granted and work is expected to start next spring.<br />
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The experimental property will have a motorised jacking system to lift the whole house 5ft above the ground when a flood is expected.<br />
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And if it proves a success thousands of elevated houses could be built on low-level ground at risk of flooding across the UK in the future.