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Government must consider 'legal options' on drainage, MPs say

Transport trade publication Transport Network has published findings from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee

A report published this week accuses the Government of lacking clear flood-resilience targets, which it says leaves England ‘playing catch-up’ with climate change.

Among calls for national standards on flood defences and long-term funding that would track climate science, the committee urged the Government to consider activating legislative options on enforcing more sustainable drainage systems to help water management.

The report insisted the Government must set out clearly defined objectives for a level of flood resilience, which will protect homes and businesses in line with climate change projections.

This would include 'seriously re-examining' the National Infrastructure Commissions' recommendation of a nationwide standard.

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Transport Network - Govt must consider 'legal options' on drainage, MPs say

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