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Water Resources (Cambridge Area)

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the adequacy of water resources to sustain the proposed expansion in the number of homes to be built in Cambridge and its environs in (a) the next 10 years and (b) from 2014 and 2024. [108529]

Along with the other water supply companies, Cambridge Water and Anglian Water Services produce water resources plans, which look forward 25 years. These plans are updated annually by the companies, and are reviewed by the Environment Agency for consistency with its national and regional water resources strategies. The proposed housing expansion in and around Cambridge will be factored into this process.