Environment Agency head is criticised by South Holland and the Deepings MP Sir John Hayes over 'inaccurate predictions of flood risk'
Fears that large parts of South Holland might have to be evacuated because of flooding have been branded "unnecessary scaremongering" by the area's MP.
Sir John Hayes accused The Environment Agency of inaccurately predicting flood risk across the UK after it produced a map showing that there is a medium to high risk in South Holland.
The MP for South Holland and the Deepings was also responding to a speechby Emma Howard Boyd, chairman of The Environment Agency, who said that "no one wants to live in an energy-efficient house that could be washed away in a flood".
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