Published: 23rd Jul 2019

The government has announced a £2.9m investment into projects to protect English communities against the impacts of flooding. Three projects in Yorkshire, Devon and Cornwall and central England will receive up to £700,000 each to research and encourage the uptake of property flood resilience measures, which reduce the damage that flooding can cause to buildings. The £2m of funding the projects will receive will go towards new research initiatives, demonstration centres and advice portals to inform people about these measures. The remaining funding will be used to fund further research and initiatives to share the lessons learned from the three projects. Environment minister Thérèse Coffey said: ‘I am delighted to award funding to the pathfinder flood resilience projects in the Ox-Cam arc, Yorkshire and the South West. ‘I expect the councils and organisations involved will increase the take up of property resilience measures by home owners and businesses, making their … (To read the full article, subscribe below)