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Flooding Assessment Report (Carrickfergus And Newtonabbey)

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 25 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the recommendations from the WS Atkins Flooding Assessment Report, covering areas of Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey, will be published. [120944]

I am pleased to confirm that the preliminary Flooding Assessment Report, sponsored jointly by DARD Rivers Agency and DRD Roads and Water Services, is now complete. Officials from each Agency are prepared to discuss the recommendations with interested organisations and Rivers Agency has already written to Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey borough councils offering to give a joint presentation on the Report and the way forward.