FLOOD MANAGEMENT (5540/06)
Letter from the Chairman to Ian Pearson
MP, Minister of State for Climate Change and Environment, Department
for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Thank you for your Supplementary Explanatory
Memorandum of 2 June 2006 which Sub Committee D (Environment and
Agriculture) considered at its meeting yesterday.
We share the Government's concerns on this proposal
and ask that you ensure that your concerns are raised during the
upcoming Council meeting. As you point out in your Regulatory
Impact Assessment, the existing Water Framework Directive already
requires the consideration of possible environmental damage from
flooding as part of water management planning. Furthermore, the
definition used for flooding is too wide in scope.
15 June 2006