Coastal Areas: Flood Control

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 14th May 2019.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of miles of English coastline which are deemed unbeneficial for flood protection or adaption.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

This is a devolved matter and the answer applies to England.

The Government has not made any such assessment. Shoreline management plans prepared and approved by local authorities contain details of expected levels of protection.

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