Neil Parish MP demands a plan to address coastal flooding

During DEFRA oral questions on Thursday 9th May, Neil Parish MP asked about the plan to protect coastal areas from flooding.

Neil pointed to the Chair of the Environment Agency's recent intervention who said that people's homes need to be protected. He also added that there is good quality, fertile farm land in some of our coastal regions, which need protecting.

Speaking outside the Chamber, Neil said: "We need a real plan as we move forward to make sure our coastal regions are properly protected. People's homes could be in danger, and fertile farmland should be protected to ensure that high quality British food can be produced.

I was reassured by the Secretary of State, Michael Gove, that he does take this seriously. I will be waiting for the national policy statement to ensure a proper plan against coastal flooding is in there."

You can read the full exchange here.