Have a say on flood strategy

11:32 27 February 2013

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More than 400 people have turned out to a series of events to find out how environment chiefs could improve flood defences in the future.

Over the last month the Environment Agency (EA) and its partners have held a series of local meetings and drop-in sessions as part of the public consultation on future plans for managing tidal flood risk and coastal erosion around the shores of the Exe Estuary.

These include a recent exhibition at Exmouth Pavilion and a talk in Mathews Hall, in Topsham.

In some areas, flood defences may be improved and in others the way that flood defences are managed could change.

Work on the Exe Estuary Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy has already led to new funding worth £8.6million from Government for a proposed beach management scheme at Dawlish Warren and Exmouth. This will reduce the flood risk to 2,880 properties and will help to protect the main national rail line.

An EA spokesman said: “The strategy takes into account predicted changes in sea level rise up to 2110 and sets out recommendations for improvements at Exmouth, Topsham, Starcross and Dawlish Warren.

“There is still time to have your say until the public consultation closes on March 4. See www.environment-agency.gov.uk/exe/estuary to find out more and for details on how to comment.

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