The first phase of Kendal’s multi-million pound flood defence scheme is set to go ahead after it was confirmed the plan will not be ‘called in’ by the Government.
In March, South Lakeland District Council’s planning committee approved the initial part of the three phase Environment Agency plan, which includes around four miles of walls and embankments by the River Kent.
However, groups opposed to the plans made formal written requests to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire for the plan to be ‘called in’ and examined with a view to a public inquiry. But it was confirmed this week that the plan will not be called in.
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