Skip to main content

Floods: Canvey Island

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2009, Official Report, column 326W, on floods: Canvey Island, what representations the Environment Agency has received from (a) local authorities and (b) others on controls on development in flood risk areas of Canvey Island in the last three years; what discussions it has had on the matter in that period. (256402)

The Environment Agency has had several meetings with Castlepoint district council in the last three years to discuss development on Canvey Island and explain the implications of planning policy statement 25 “Development and Flood Risk”. The Environment Agency has sought safe development and advised Castlepoint district council and individual developers to take into account the potential impact of flooding on new development.