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Council on verge of ‘climate emergency’

Karen Dunn

Local Democracy Reporter

A coastal county in West Sussex is on the verge of declaring a climate emergency after considering a report which predicted a one metre rise in sea levels.

The cabinet of Arun District Council met on Monday to discuss the report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

The independent body set up to advise the government has warned of a possible rise in sea levels which would put more than 500,000 properties at risk of flooding nationwide.

The report also said the public did not have “clear and accurate information” about coastal erosion.

Council leader James Walsh warned: “We are in the front line as a coastal authority… we need to up our game.”

Martin Lury, cabinet member for planning, agreed, saying: “I’m thinking of declaring a climate change emergency.”

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