Call for Evidence: Bricks and Water

Policy Connect and the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum (WSBF) have launched a Call for Evidence to inform their latest Bricks and Water inquiry. Chaired by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, the project will review the policy landscape relating to Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) and make recommendations for a new Government.

The work will build on previous Bricks and Water inquiries (2018, 2020, and 2023) to determine how the risks from flooding from all sources can be best managed and mitigated.  In particular, the WSBF is seeking evidence on the following themes:

  • Planning Policy
  • Property Flood Resilience
  • Flood Defence Funding and Maintenance
  • Coastal Change

The WSBF will use the evidence collected to develop a holistic set of recommendations for the next Government. It will present these in a trifold document, which will be launched in Parliament following the General Election.

To contribute, please download and complete the Call for Evidence Word document (found under the header "related documents" to the right) and email it to robert.allen [at] by 23:59 on Friday, 19 July 2024. 

If you have any questions, please get in touch with lead researcher, Rob Allen Robert.Allen [at]