Response to 20 Year Flood Action Plan

A 20 Year Flood Action Plan for the Somerset Levels and Moors has been unveiled today (6 March 2014).   The full plan, and an executive summary of it, can be found on the Somerset County Council website.

Welcoming the plan, Chris Garcia, Chief Executive of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, said:

“We commend this plan to Government.  It sets out clearly the need for proactive and long-term partnership with Government to help a vital part of our area recover, not just from some of the severest weather experienced for many decades, but also a legacy of underinvestment.  Our economy can only become more prosperous and grow once we have business confidence, and to do that, we need resilience.  Investment into our infrastructure and action to cut the risk of flooding will be critical contributions.”