Policy paper

Improving flood awareness and safety at caravan and camping sites in England and Wales

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Developing a joint approach to improve flood awareness.

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Developing a joint approach to improving flood awareness and safety at caravan and camping sites in England and Wales - Recommendations of a government-industry working group

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Recommendations of a government-industry working group

Many people in England and Wales choose to live or holiday at caravan and camping sites in picturesque riverside or sea-view locations. Around 28 percent of caravan and camping sites in England and Wales are at flood risk from rivers and the sea, with over two-thirds of these being at either significant or moderate flood risk.

This report details the work undertaken by a joint industry-government working group to identify solutions to enhance public flood safety at caravan and camping sites without imposing burdens on business or stifling the tourism and leisure industries contribution to economic growth.

The report sets out a number of recommendations for actions that the working group believe should be variously taken forward by Government, local emergency planners, and site owners and operators.