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Scrutiny to consider flood prevention and coastal erosion

Norfolk County Council, 1 December 2023 22:57

Future flood prevention, the response to recent flooding associated with Storm Babet, and coastal erosion, are on the agenda for next week's scrutiny committee.

The committee meets on 22 November to consider a range of flood related matters, including legislation which could see the county council taking on responsibility for approvals and upkeep of sustainable drainage on new developments.

Councillors will also be reviewing responsibilities around coastal erosion, and how the county council works with a range of organisations in Norfolk on this issue. In addition to this, members will be considering whether to recommend that support is given by the county council to the campaign for a dedicated Minister for the Coast and the associated 'pledge for the coast' initiative.

Chair of scrutiny, Councillor Steve Morphew, said: "It couldn't be more timely and relevant as this storm season highlights the increasing impact of extreme weather events on Norfolk. I'm sure we will hear the frustration shared by councillors and the public about the lack of investment and the difficulty is pinning down where responsibility for action belongs. Scrutiny Committee can shine a light on the problems and try to speed up finding solutions. We won't be able to talk about every flooding and coastal erosion problem but we know how important every one is to the people and businesses affected. If anyone wants to write to me before our meeting on 22nd I will make sure their views are on the record."

The committee will discuss the reports when it meets at 10am on Wednesday, 22 November. Watch the meeting, live or afterwards and read the reports.

Last modified: 30 January 2024 13:34