‘Abstracted to death’: MPs debate plight of England’s chalk streams

Environment minister Thérèse Coffey has hinted that the government is ready to back plans for a new reservoir in Oxfordshire as MPs called on the government to take action to prevent the collapse of England’s chalk streams.

In an adjournment debate yesterday, Charles Walker, Conservative MP for Broxbourne, warned that a number of chalk stream rivers “are degraded or dying” around his Hertfordshire constituency.

Last month, a group of 12 rivers and wildlife organisations warned that England’s rare and fragile chalk streams are in such a stressed state that water restrictions should urgently be put in place to protect them.

Please sign in or register to continue.

Sign in to continue reading

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
report@ends.co.uk
or call 020 8267 8120

Subscribe for full access

or Register for limited access

Already subscribe but don't have a password?
Activate your web account here