24 February 2020
Peter Aldous calls for Government action to address coastal flooding

Peter Aldous calls on the Government to act to protect coastal communities from flooding and highlights the impact of recent storms on communities such as Pakefield.

Peter Aldous (Waveney) (Con)

May I urge the Secretary of State not to forget the devastating impact of recent storms on coastal communities such as Pakefield on the Suffolk coast? A few months ago there was no worry about the homes there, but now their very existence is at risk.

George Eustice

My hon. Friend, who represents a coastal community, highlights an important issue. It is important to recognise that it is not just fluvial flooding that is a threat, and that coastal flooding and coastal surges are also a major threat to our coastal communities.