EFRA call for stronger sustainable drainage policies to help cut flood risk  EFRA 26 April 2017   In its report, the Environment Food, and Rural Affairs Committee criticises the Government’s sub-standard sustainable drainage (SuDS) approaches: Read the report summary Read the conclusions and recommendations Read the full report: Post-legislative scrutiny: Flood and Water Management Act 2010 […]

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The Government respond to the EFRA Committee’s Flood Report – Simon Wightman Senior Policy Officer, RSPB In November 2016, I wrote a blog about the EFRA Committee’s Report on Future Flood Prevention. On balance, the report was a useful contribution to the national debate about how we best prepare for floods. We have now seen the Government’s response to […]

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Chair speaks to the BBC MPs today criticised the Government for missing opportunities to act on its report on improving flood protection for communities at risk across England. The Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s future flood prevention report published in November 2016 recommended action to tackle fragmented, inefficient and ineffective flood management. MPs were disappointed with […]

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Four reactions to EFRA Committee report    Bob Earll  The scale of the events: In the face of three major winter storm – flood events in 2012, 2013-14 and 2015-16 – billion pound storms – MPs clearly felt the need to speak out. These events are becoming almost normal and they are characterised not by just […]

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