A COUNCIL leader has vowed to take serious action on climate change after floods wreaked havoc in her district.

Lewes District Council leader Zoe Nicholson said she was worried people were becoming “fatigued” by the topic.

Floods in the area last month caused travel chaos and forced businesses to close.

“In our own backyard we yet again see the impact of flooding on the Upper and Lower Ouse with residents frightened, businesses shut, roads closed and travel chaos,” Cllr Nicholson said.

“We can’t suffer fatigue now.

“Our combined efforts alongside all communities over the next few years, will define the decades to come.”

As the Green chief of a new coalition made up of her party, the Lib Dems, Labour and independent councillors, Cllr Nicholson pledged to build “sustainable” homes.

“It’s a source of deep frustration to many residents that the last council administration only built 40 new homes,” she said.

“We will deliver 200 council houses.

“Over the next four years we will use our resources wisely to build sustainable and affordable homes and support employment opportunities.”

Cllr Nicholson, pictured right with council deputy leader James MacCleary, also promised her council would look at proposals to build a new healthcare centre in Seaford.