News

12.09.19

Government pledges £62m funding to improve flood defences

Government has pledged £62m funding to improve flood defences across England, with more than 9,000 homes set to benefit from the improvements.

Environment secretary Theresa Villiers announced the new round of investment into flood defences, which will support communities across Yorkshire, Cumbria, the North East and South East of England.

Thirteen projects have been approved to receive a share of the £62m funding pot. It is expected that as well as helping develop existing flood defence infrastructure, the additional investment will assist in boosting economic regeneration in those areas, increasing prosperity.

Many of the projects set to benefit from the funding are in communities affected from winter flooding in 2015.

The additional funding is set to support the development of 11 projects in the Northern Powerhouse, including seven in Yorkshire, four in Cumbria and Lancashire and two in the North East. Calder Valley is set to receive £19m, where the Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge and Brighouse schemes will be developed.

More than 3,000 properties flooded in the West Yorkshire valley during the 2015 floods, leaving communities in the area badly affected.

Ms Villiers said of the announcement: “I am delighted to announce over £60m of additional funding to better protect communities which are vulnerable to flooding, particularly across parts of northern England.

Events this summer have shown that investing in flood risk management is more important than ever, and this funding builds on our long-standing £2.6 billion commitment to better protect 300,000 homes from flooding and coastal erosion over six years.”

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

related

public sector executive tv

more videos >

latest news

View all News

comment

Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >
How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

19/06/2019How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

Tom Chance, director at the National Community Land Trust Network, argues t... more >

editor's comment

25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not be a feature that more perfectly encapsulates this feeling of imminent change than the article James Palmer, mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has penned for us on p28. In it, he highlights... read more >

last word

Prevention: Investing for the future

Prevention: Investing for the future

Rob Whiteman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA), discusses the benefits of long-term preventative investment. Rising demand, reducing resource – this has been the r more > more last word articles >

interviews

Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

It’s no secret that the public sector and its service providers need ... more >

the raven's daily blog

More than a million public sector workers have never been thanked – is it time to show them some kindness?

13/11/2019More than a million public sector workers have never been thanked – is it time to show them some kindness?

Membership club Boundless calls for action on World Kindness Day. Public sector membership club, Boundless, revealed shocking statistics ahead of World Kindness Day on 13... more >
read more blog posts from 'the raven' >

public sector events

events calendar

back

November 2019

forward
mon tue wed thu fri sat sun
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8

featured articles

View all News