Flooding: Fears, Facts and the Future

An exciting programme has been announced for Flooding: fears, Facts and the Future, the conference on 6th February 2015 organised jointly by CPRE Kent and Kent County Council.

Photo, Nick Blackman, flickr

Photo, Nick Blackman, flickr

Speakers include:

  • The Rt Hon Damian Green MP: Safe Development in an area of flooding, looking at experience in Ashford as a high housing growth area which is threatened by floods;
  • David Thomas, Senior Analyst at the Committee on Climate Change: Adapting to a changing climate – is planning policy addressing future flood risk?
  • Paul Crick, Director of Development, Planning and Enforcement at KCC: Lessons learned from the storms and floods of Christmas/ New year 2013-14;
  • Geraldine Brown, Chairman of Yalding Parish Council: The Yalding Experience;
  • Espen Ostbye-Strom, Chief Operating Officer, Floodline Development: Making the most of available land – how we can build on flood risk areas safely;
  • Christine Drury, Chairman of CPRE Kent: The Romney Marsh Challenge – looking at the impact on farming in this special area.

Christine Drury, CPRE Kent Chairman, commented: “Flooding can have a profound impact on our landscape and environment as well as on people and businesses. This conference will look at the risks and what is being done to protect our county. It will highlight the importance of good planning, particularly with the intense pressure for house building we face.”

Photo, Nick Blackman, flickr

Photo, Nick Blackman, flickr

The conference is being held at Sessions House, Maidstone from 9.30am-4pm (registration from 8.45am) and includes lunch and refreshments. Booking is via Eventbrite, click here to go to the booking page. Click here for the full programme.

12th January 2014.

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