Motion Director Richard Bettridge calls for a creative, joined-up approach to flood resilience.
The Environment Agency (EA) has announced that continuing to build up flood defences to protect vulnerable coastal communities may no longer be sustainable in parts of England. Reports state that the combined effects of climate change and population growth would mean the number of properties built in floodplains would double in the next 50 years.
Planning sustainable transport options as a fundamental part of new housing developments, can lead to healthier, accessible and more economically productive areas with less impact on the existing highway network. Phil Bell, Managing Director at Motion examines the issues.
The recent report by the Landscape Institute (LI) and Construction Industry Council (CIC) has highlighted that delivery of sustainable drainage (SuDS) in England is currently a long way behind where it should be. Motion’s Richard Bettridge explores the underlying issues.