MP calling for less red tape to aid farmers

Oxford Mail: Ed Vaizey MP Ed Vaizey MP

WANTAGE MP Ed Vaizey has said the Environment Agency (EA) must loosen bureaucratic restrictions on farmers.

Oxfordshire farmers said their land had flooded partly because of EA restrictions against dredging rivers and streams on environmental grounds.

Following a recent meeting of Thames Valley MPs, Mr Vaizey, right, said: “I want to pay tribute to the work of self-help groups that were set up in many villages after the floods of 2007.

“Their success means that from now on they deserve more support and less bureaucracy, especially from the Environment Agency.”

He also called for Thames Water to be more directly involved with communities during flooding as, he said, “communications about sewerage problems were not as good as they should have been”.

Mr Vaizey’s parliamentary assistant Lynda Atkins said: “The problem was around communications, it was difficult to get sensible contact with Thames Water.”

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9:08am Fri 9 May 14

mr farmer says...

Funny how Mr vaizey is concerned about farmers now, When a little while ago he wrote a letter against the building of a grain store on an arable farm! Who'd of thought an arable farm needs a grain store to produce a crop to help feed people!! Also he stated that he spoke to everyone concerned in his constituency about the planning for the barn but failed to contact the person submitting the planning application which also is in his constituency??

Must be vote time again???
Funny how Mr vaizey is concerned about farmers now, When a little while ago he wrote a letter against the building of a grain store on an arable farm! Who'd of thought an arable farm needs a grain store to produce a crop to help feed people!! Also he stated that he spoke to everyone concerned in his constituency about the planning for the barn but failed to contact the person submitting the planning application which also is in his constituency?? Must be vote time again??? mr farmer
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