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BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CC CRITICAL OF THAMES FLOOD PROJECT

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Buckinghamshire CC says it is disappointed the government has approved a£60m National Rivers Authority plan to bui...
Buckinghamshire CC says it is disappointed the government has approved a £60m National Rivers Authority plan to build a new flood channel for the Thames between Maidenhead and Eton, The Independent reports (p8).

While the project has support from Berkshire CC, Buckinghamshire says it will damage 'one of the last undeveloped parts of the London flood plane'.

The council said it also feared the new channel would become a stagnant 'weed-choked' marsh during times of low river flow.

But Berkshire CC said the flood channel was necessary to protect 5,500 homes in the area vulnerable to Thames flood waters.
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