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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:11 pm on 24th February 2020.

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Photo of Kieran Mullan Kieran Mullan Conservative, Crewe and Nantwich 5:11 pm, 24th February 2020

Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. I have seen examples in my constituency of local residents warning of flood risk outside of recognised flood plains, but development happened anyway and, sure enough, flooding follows. What more can we do to ensure the planning system listens to local knowledge about local flood risks that the Environment Agency may not typically recognise?