Mark Spencer’s MP Column: Flooding remains high on my agenda

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Flooding has once again been high on the agenda, luckily this time in Sherwood we have escaped the disasters elsewhere. But it is never far from my mind, and I have said for a long time we should take any opportunity to improve flood alleviation measures whenever possible.

It was with this in mind I put forward amendments to the Government’s Water Bill that was passing through the commons this week. This follows a lot of careful consideration following severe floods in Hucknall and surrounding villages.

It is vitally important that highways authorities make adequate provision for drainage when building new roads such as the planned inner relief road in Hucknall.


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