Memorandum submitted by Paddy Tipping
MP (FL MP 11)
I am pleased that the Select Committee will
examine the recent floods. I wonder whether attention might be
1. the role of highway authorities and the
adequacy of the surface water drainage system; whether maintenance
has been adequate; the need for further investment and the possibility
of new systems such as sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) and
the factors that restrain their development.
2. the responsibilities of riparian owners;
their awareness of these responsibilities and how the profile
can be raised.
3. responsibility for bringing forward improved
flood proposals in villages where the water course has not been
designated to the Environment Agency. Lambley in Nottinghamshire
has been flooded repeatedly recently. The Environment Agency is
not responsible for the watercourses and the Borough and County
Councils are reluctant to bring forward proposals.
Paddy Tipping MP