9 more months

We are told that it will be 9 more months until the EA releases it's catchment wide plan. How long will it then take to obtain planning permission / start to implement this plan? 2 years? 3 years? Can we have some clarity on this please? Will Hebden Bridge/Mytholmroyd come back if they are flooded again or will it be "game over" for the businesses and communities next time we have a severe flood? There must be "easy wins" (ie dredging the confluence of the two rivers) that can be completed now not in 9 months, or 2 years or 3 years. Under s9 of the Flood Management Act it is the local lead flood authority which has a statutory duty to defend Calderdale. What are they doing now to defend the community which doesn't involve outsourcing responsibility to the EA, ie what are the "easy wins" over the next 9 months?
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