My Government Question Regarding Flooding

Back in February 2015, I challenged the Government on whether they intend to deliver the sustainbable drainage systems that were promised in the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

My question came from an increasing number of constituents who were raising the issue of flooding with me.

Many people are finding themselves knee deep in sewage every time it rains, because the drains cannot cope with the extra capacity.

That is a direct result of the sustainable drainage systems part of the 2010 Act still not having been implemented.

Although there are a lot of new developments taking place, the existing drainage systems haven’t been upgraded and are not able to cope with the increased water flow.

This has to change, which is why I challenged the Government on their proposals. I will keep pressing the Government to implement the improvements they promised us five years ago.

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