APRIL 23 2021 – “WHAT DISCUSSIONS HAS…THE ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY HAD WITH…THE COMMUNITIES SECRETARY ABOUT NOT BUILDING NEW HOMES ON FLOOD-RISK AREAS, SUCH AS THE PROPOSED WEST OF IFIELD DEVELOPMENT?” – HENRY SMITH CONSERVATIVE, CRAWLEY – HOUSE OF COMMONS [APRIL 22 2021]

Henry Smith MP for Crawley

 

https://www.henrysmith.info/news/henry-smith-mp-raises-importance-not-building-new-homes-flood-risk-areas

 

“WHAT DISCUSSIONS HAS…THE ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY HAD WITH…THE COMMUNITIES SECRETARY ABOUT NOT BUILDING NEW HOMES ON FLOOD-RISK AREAS, SUCH AS THE PROPOSED WEST OF IFIELD DEVELOPMENT ?” – HENRY SMITH CONSERVATIVE, CRAWLEY – HOUSE OF COMMONS [APRIL 22 2021]

 

Photo of Henry SmithHenry Smith Conservative, Crawley

I pay tribute to this Government for the significant flood mitigation investment that has been delivered. What discussions has my right hon. Friend the Environment Secretary had with our right hon. Friend the Communities Secretary about not building new homes on flood-risk areas, such as the proposed west of Ifield development?

Photo of Rebecca PowRebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

As my hon. Friend will know, national planning policy provides clear safeguards for protecting people and property from flooding, and the national planning policy framework is very clear that inappropriate development in areas at risk of flooding should be avoided by directing development away from areas at the highest risk. Where development is necessary in such areas, that development should be made safe for its lifetime without increasing flood risk elsewhere, and should be appropriately flood-resilient.

West of Ifield – Golf Club

 

West of Ifield – Ancient Parish of Ifield

 

West of Ifield – Ifield Brook Meadows

 

“The Meadows” proposed new housing development – adjacent to Ifield Brook Meadows Local Green Space [LGS]

 

West of Ifield – Gatwick

https://www.henrysmith.info/news/listening-local-residents

https://phys.org/news/2021-04-homes-england-wales-disadvantaged-areas.html

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