MSP seeks community council views on flooding

Peter Peacock, Highlands and Islands Regional Labour MSP, has written to every Community Council in the area to hear their views on flooding and what still needs to be done to combat its effects in north communities.

"For too long people in the Highlands and Islands have had to live in fear of flooding.

"Given changing weather patterns it is vital that the Scottish Parliament streamlines flood legislation to enable alleviation schemes to proceed more quickly," said Peter Peacock.

In recent years the Highlands and Islands have witnessed many flood events such as in Dingwall, Inverness, Elgin, Forres and Rothes.

The Scottish Parliament’s Environment and Rural Affairs committee has set up an inquiry into flooding and is looking for responses by 12th December.

Peter Peacock added: "People affected by flooding have told me how devastating an event it is.

"As a local MSP I intend to raise any concerns made by the Community Councils as well as individuals to me as part of the inquiry so that flooding becomes a thing of the past."


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10 October 2007


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