Ruffley chairs second key meeting on Beyton flooding issue

Tuesday, 3 November, 2009

David Ruffley MP will chair the second key meeting of all the parties involved in finding a solution to the Beyton flooding problem on Friday, 6 November.

Friday's meeting will discuss the various options available to alleviate the flooding in Thurston Road, Beyton, which occurs after heavy rainfall and makes the road impassable.

Sources of funding will also be discussed, including bidding for government funds from DEFRA.

Since David Ruffley called and chaired the first meeting on 24 July, Suffolk County Council has been working with Mid Suffolk District Council, the Highways Agency, the Environment Agency and the landowner to investigate options for alleviating the worst flooding problems in the short term as well as longer term options to eliminate flooding in Beyton.

David said:

'Progress is being made but there is still a long way to go.

'A lot more investigative work has been done since the meeting I called and chaired in July and on Friday we will be discussing the possible options arising from that work.

'Now that the parties involved in this issue are working together I am hopeful that things will move forward but I will continue to monitor progress.'