Green light for 42 new flood defence schemes

Posted at February 6, 2014 | Categories : News

Forty-two new flood schemes have been given the green light by Floods Minister, Dan Rogerson, today.

A further 13 schemes previously given funding will also begin construction and in all, new schemes should provide protection to over 42,000 households across the country.

An additional £130 million will also help to secure and maintain critical flood defences before next winter hits.

New schemes announced today include:
• £9.4 million Port Clarence and Greatham scheme in Teesside
• £4 million scheme in Croston, Lancashire
• £2.5 million scheme on the Upper River Tame in Titford

A total of £344 million will be spent on capital projects this year – the investment is part of the Government’s long-term flood defence spending programme which aims to ensure 165,000 homes are better protected by 2015.