MPs have accused the Government of ‘missing opportunities’ to act on an environment committee’s report warning of ‘ineffective’ flood management.
The lack of a clear government policy is holding up 'natural' methods of flood management, according to campaigners.
Ian Carr outlines how councils can ensure they have an effective flood response plan in place.
Council leaders have issued advice on how to prepare for flash flooding, as Storm Angus continues to hit parts of the country.
MPs have demanded a complete ‘overhaul’ of the Environment Agency’s role in flood management—a move environmentalists have dubbed a ‘terrible idea’.
More than 15,000 homes and businesses in the north of England were hit by floods last winter, according to the latest survey.
The Government has set aside £12.5m for new temporary flood defences in England after finding more than 500 key infrastructure sites were still vulnerable.
Sheffield City Council is consulting on proposals to divert floodwater into parks and woodlands in the event of a severe storm.
More than five million properties in England are at risk from flooding, according to the chief executive of the environment agency (EA).
Poor weather caused disruption in parts of the country as voters made their way to polling booths.