MPs call for major reform of flood risk management
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November 7, 2016

Did you read about this on the BBC?

A Commons environment and rural affairs committee report has said a major reform of the system for managing flood risk is needed.

There should be a UK floods supremo, new flooding and coastal boards and a rivers and coastal authority, it said.

MPs said floodwater should be stored on agricultural land, urged tougher rules on house builders and stricter standards on repairing flooded homes.

The government said it it saw no need for organisational change.

The MPs disagree. They are unhappy with the Environment Agency’s recent performance over flooding and want to see it stripped of powers, which would be handed to the proposed new bodies.

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