Defra ‘Environment Secretary George Eustice and Environment Minister Rebecca Pow have reaffirmed the government’s commitment to do everything it can to protect communities in Yorkshire through this winter and beyond, working with MPs and local authorities.  The meeting, attended by ministers, officials, the Environment Agency (EA), MPs, and representatives from local councils in South Yorkshire, […]

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We have known about the risks of Surface Water Flooding for over 20 years but it was the Pitt Review that signalled the need for action; successive governments have not acted fast enough to address this growing problem. Defra ‘Government takes action to manage surface water flood risk The government will immediately accept 12 recommendations […]

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Defra:  In October 2019, we commissioned an independent review of the arrangements for determining responsibility for surface water and drainage assets. The review was carried out by David Jenkins. While the review will now be considered in full by ministers, the government is immediately accepting 12 of the recommendations. Executive summary I was asked towards […]

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