Morecambe’s MP David Morris has spoken out after figures released by Friends of the Earth say that 2972 homes in Morecambe and Lunesdale are at risk of flooding.
According to an analysis of Environment Agency data released by Friends of the Earth, there are 15,843 homes at flood risk in the constituencies of Lancaster and Fleetwood (12,781 at risk) and Morecambe and Lunesdale (2972 at risk). This includes 221 which have been judged by the Environment Agency to be at significant risk.
MP David Morris said: ““I welcome the news that £69million has been given to the North West to improve flood defences and that there will be a new wave reflection wall built in Morecambe.
“I have been able to secure £71,000 from central Government to reduce the risk of flooding for 1130 homes. Also the Government has given Lancaster City Council £35,000 to report on where future investment is needed to protect homes and businesses from flooding.”
An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “The data used by Friends of the Earth is based on an analysis of the National Flood Risk Assessment. It is not based on up to date flood risk analysis or information.”