Response 563613789

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Introduction

Overall, do you support the de-maining proposals?

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This appears to be an exercise in reducing expenditure for the EA. Whilst this is not a problem, by passing responsibility to local authorities -the expectation is that they will manage and maintain. However, LAs do not have funding to undertake this.

Changes to roles and responsibilities

If de-maining goes ahead the Environment Agency will no longer be responsible for managing flood risk for these watercourses. This responsibility will pass to other risk management authorities (IDBs and LLFAs). How satisfied would you be about this?

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LLFAs do not have resources to undertake this function.

If de-maining goes ahead the Environment Agency will no longer be responsible for regulating flood risk management activities for these watercourses. This responsibility will pass to other risk management authorities (IDBs, LLFA and/or District Councils). How satisfied would you be about this?

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LLFAs do not have resources to undertake this function.

Funding

If de-maining goes ahead how satisfied are you with how money will be raised to pay for maintenance?

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There is not enough funding available from the FCERM as this is based on flood risk/impact.

Environmental information

If de-maining goes ahead how satisfied are you with the changes to who is responsible for how the environment is considered and protected?

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Insufficient resources to undertake this.

Please tell us if you have changed your views

Having read the information in this consultation, have you changed your views on the de-maining proposals?

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This appears just to be a cost shifting exercise from the EA to Local Authorities. Although it would appear that the funding is not being transferred, just the responsibility!

Overall, do you support the de-maining proposals?

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This appears just to be a cost shifting exercise from the EA to Local Authorities. Although it would appear that the funding is not being transferred, just the responsibility!

Do you have any further comments?

Please tell us if you have any further comments or information that you would like to share with us regarding the Rationalising the Main River Network de-maining proposals.

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Whilst the 3 mentioned projects are not within our area, we are responding because this could set a worrying trend for future care of our main rivers.