London under threat? Flooding risk in the Thames Gateway
The Committee describes the huge potential impact that flooding could have in the Thames Gateway with 1.25 million people at risk. We consider the options for reducing flood risk: new defences; tighter planning controls; and design. We recommend various further actions for improving London's resilience to flooding including that the Mayor should strengthen his planning guidance for the area and that funding must be identified quickly to improve defences.
A response to this report and its recommendations was received from the Environment Agency, and is available for download: