EVESHAM’S "NEAR MISS” DEMANDS FRESH LOOK AT FLOOD DEFENCES SAYS MP
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EVESHAM’S "NEAR MISS” DEMANDS FRESH LOOK AT FLOOD DEFENCES SAYS MP

The MP for Evesham is writing to the Environment Agency asking them to look again at the provision of flood defences for the town.

Peter Luff is expressing his concern after last week’s floods which he says, “came perilously close to causing widespread devastation yet again.”

Peter explained,

“After the 2007 floods the Environment Agency did a lot of detailed work on possible schemes to protect the town.

“These schemes failed on two grounds – they were too expensive for the benefit provided and they were too visually intrusive to be acceptable to local people.

“We have now been reminded that weather patterns are changing and the town may not be so lucky next time. Technology has moved on too and now self-rising barriers, for example, are a practical reality.

“I am asking the Agency to look again at what could be done to prevent a repeat of the damage caused by previous floods. So much good is happening in Evesham at present, but we cannot afford to be complacent about this ever-present risk.”

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