Closer look into coastal erosion

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Two MPs were joined by East Riding of Yorkshire Councillors to take time to see the extent of the coastal ersoion in Skipsea and Ulrome.

Following a request from East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight for the Minister with responsibility for coastal erosion to visit East Yorkshire, Rory Stewart MP, Environment Minister at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, went to see the erosion for himself and discussed the situation with Sir Greg, Cllr Symon Fraser and Alan Menzies.

Environment Minister Rory Stewart said: “I would like to thank Sir Greg Knight and other members of the community team for their time on this important issue.

“I am committed to supporting communities such as Skipsea who are impacted by coastal erosion. That’s why over the next six years we will invest over £1bn to manage coastal flooding and erosion, better protecting 15,000 homes.”

Having seen the problem for himself, the Minister will now hold discussions with his officials and he has agreed that this will be followed by a meeting in Whitehall involving the Minister and his team together with Sir Greg, East Riding Councillors and Council officials, on a date later this year, yet which has yet to be agreed.