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Call for evidence

Flooding

Terms of reference

  1. How effectively do the new Government policy statement and Environment Agency strategy meet the challenge posed by a changing climate?
  2. Are the current national and local governance and co-ordination arrangements for floods and coastal risk management in England effective?
  3. What level of investment will be required in future in order to effectively manage flood risk in England, and how can this best be targeted?
  4. How can communities most effectively be involved, and supported, in the policies and decisions that affect them?
  5. With increasing focus on natural flood management measures, how should future agricultural and environmental polcies be focussed and integrated with the Government's wider approach to flood risk?
  6. How can housing and other development be made more resilient to flooding, and what role can be played by measures such as insurance, sustainable drainage and planning policy?
  7. What lessons can be learned from the recent winter floods about the way Government and local authorities respond to flooding events?

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