Tuesday 25 February 2020 / 9:50 AM Flooding / Housing / John Healey

Inappropriate building on flood plains must stop – John Healey

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to proposals from the head of the Environment Agency to restrict housebuilding on flood plains, said:


“In the absence of any leadership from the Prime Minister, the Environment Agency is right to speak out about the risks of housebuilding on flood plains.


“Inappropriate building on flood plains must stop and the Government should act now to give councils and the Environment Agency the funding and powers to stop unsuitable development and to insist on flood resistant design in all areas at risk of flooding.”