As many of you are sadly aware, flooding has had a huge effect on people in this constituency during in recent months, and for years before that.
I have asked the Prime Minister to create a statutory body with the specific and undeniable responsibility of ensuring that all planned developments have had a full assessment made of the drainage capacity, and that developments should not begin until there is adequate drainage capacity in place.
I welcome the Prime Ministers commitment to discuss this matter with the Environment Agency and invest further in the UKs flood defences. The current legislation does not go far enough so it is important that we continue to push for stronger rules.
You can keep up to date with the latest flood information at https://www.gov.uk/check-if-youre-at-risk-of-flooding or check out the live flood warning map at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/map
I would recommend everyone effected follow the Environment agency on Twitter @EnvAgencyMids and sign up for free flood warnings by contacting Floodline on 0345 988 1188.