The East Riding Council’s ruling Councillors have pledged to fight flood-management proposals drawn up by the Environment Agency. The Council maintains that the proposals will direct future investment in flood defences to urban areas at the expense of rural areas like the East Riding.
On the East Riding Council Website Council leader Stephen Parnaby states that the Environment Agency is proposing a strategy that utterly fails to protect rural areas like the East Riding and leaves thousands of homes at risk, not to mention prime farmland on which the local economy depends.
The council’s cabinet has resolved to oppose the proposals in the “strongest terms”:
“We shall be letting the Yorkshire Regional Flood Defence Committee know our views and contacting local MPs to ask them to help facilitate a meeting at Ministerial level so that we can put the case for protecting the East Riding.” Stephen Parnaby, ERYC Leader
Other relevant information:
Coastal Futures information on coastal change and flood management.