Friday, July 30, 2021

Flooding protection

Great news that more than 1,000 flood schemes will benefit from over £860 million of investment this year, supporting homes and families against the devastating impact of flooding.

  • Flooding can devastate communities – too many homes and families across the country have sadly fallen victim to this, and so we must put the necessary protections in place to tackle it. 
  • That is why the governmetn is investing over £860 million into boosting the design and construction of more than 1,000 flood alleviation schemes in 2021-22, and outlining our record £5.2 billion of investment over the next six years to protect 336,000 properties from flooding and coastal erosion as part of the Flood and Coastal Erosion Investment Plan, accompanied by a consultation in the autumn looking at how we can better protect frequently flooded communities, tighter guidance for planning authorities to better protect and prepare for flooding, and setting out how households will benefit from improvements to flood insurance. 
  • This will help to guard homes and families from the devastating impact of flooding, allowing people to feel reassured about the safety of their home.

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