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The TCPA, in association with Local Government Yorkshire and Humber, delivered a free seminar for local key decision-makers in Yorkshire and Humber. Following the completion of events for Elected Members on climate change as part of the Climate Change Skills Fund, this event provided the opportunity to further explore local actions on flood risk management through the planning system. This event is timely given recent media coverage of Government chief scientist, Sir John Beddington’s comments on climate impacts while Defra works on finalising the National Adaptation Programme and the Environment Agency on its Climate Ready support service. In Lie of the Land, the TCPA makes a point that England’s environmental geography will be dominated by climate change impacts and that we need to be planning for a future which protects the most vulnerable places, including areas in the region.
With planning now firmly devolved to the local level, the role of Elected Members and senior managers will have greater responsibility to improve and ensure local resilience through the Local Plan.
The event was chaired by Dr Hugh Ellis, TCPA Chief Planner with speakers from Local Government Yorkshire and Humber, the Yorkshire and Humber Learning and Action Alliance for flood risk, and Local Authorities.
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