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Flood Defence 60 Flood Alleviation Schemes announced for 2013 60 Schemes


25,000 Properties better protected £2.17Bn of Government Investment £72M Partnership Funding


As well as the 60 new schemes, 80 schemes still in progress will still continue to receieve funding


Over 25,000 more homes will be better protected from the effects of flooding by new defence schemes to start construction in the next financial year, Defra and the Environment Agency have confirmed today.


In total, 60 flood and coastal risk schemes will begin construction this year. Those given the go ahead today include Warrington in Cheshire, protecting over 1900 households, Salmons Brook in North London, protecting over 1300 households, and Godmanchester in Cambridgeshire, protecting over 300 households.


Exceeding targets


New estimates also show that the Environment Agency is now on track to exceed its target of better protecting 145,000 homes by 2015. Thanks to the new partnership funding approach, which encourages funding from external sources such as councils and businesses, over £72million of contributions have been secured to help fund flood and coastal erosion schemes on top of the £2.17 billion Defra is investing in preventing flooding during this spending period to 2015.


Regional Flood and Coastal Committees have worked with local communities to attract flood defence funding from sources such as councils, businesses and private investors. This Partnership Funding approach was introduced in May 2011 to encourage


New flood defence construction starts in England in 2012/13 Total Project Name RFCC Risk Management Authority


Scheme Cost £m


River Mersey Warrington FRM Scheme Morpeth Flood Alleviation Scheme Sandwich Town Tidal Defences Steart Managed Realignment


Salmons Brook Flood Alleviation Scheme


River Tame, Whitacher, Tamworth and Fazeley, Coton,Flood Alleviation Scheme Littlehampton Arun Tidal Defences East Bank Cromer Coast Protection Scheme


Godmanchester Flood Defence Improvement Scheme Chelmsford Flood Alleviation Scheme Deal Sea Defences - Sandwich Bay Greatham North


Hatton, Scropton & Egginton, Lower River Dove, Flood Alleviation Scheme River Irwell, Salford Asset Management Whittlesey Washes Reservoir Works


Portsmouth Hotspot 14 (Flap Valve, Sever Disconnection, Storage) SWMP phase 1 Thames Weirs High Priority Programme Package 2 Seaton Carew Northern Management Unit Phase 2 Leigh East Flood Risk Management Scheme Water End Flood Alleviation Scheme, York Rawcliffe Bridge Embankment Repairs, River Don


Northallerton (Sun and Turker Becks) Flood Alleviation Scheme Mill Beck Reservoir Works, Market Weighton Penton Hook Restoration


Newbury Flood Alleviation Scheme Beverley Brook at Worcester Park Lewsey Park Flood Storage Area West Wittering Flood Banks


Hartlepool Town Wall Model Study & Construction Dartford Security Emergency Works


Leigh Barrier Mechanical Improvements Phase 2


Portsmouth Hotspot 9 - Flap Valve and Storage (SurfaceWater Management Plan) Warnham Mill Reservoir - work to conform to the Reservoirs Act Gilberdyke & Blacktoft Flood Management Project Rolle Quay Flood Defence repair, Barnstaple Upstream Thames Weirs Guard Pile Replace


Severn Estuary, Severn Vale Water Management Plan River Wey Strategy Works (Weirs Phase1) Eastrington & Laxton Flood Management Project


Upper Thurne Water Level Management Plan - Brograve Ochre & Salinity Saddler's Mill Stream Culvert Refurbishment


Scarborough North Bay Urgent Seawall Repair Programme


Lubbesthorpe Brook, Lubbesthorpe, Leicester, Flood Alleviation Scheme Fairford Critical Evaluation Thames Barrier Peir Fenders


Roaring Gutter Island bank stabilisation Colchester East Mills Sluice Tilbury East Dock Channel


Theobalds Flood Storage Area Embankment Repairs Jack's Key Reservoir Interim Safety Works Bridge Road Emsworth, Flood Alleviation Works Kirkley Stream


Mill Avon, Tewkesbury, Abbey Mill Fishbelly Sluice, Gate Inspection & Stop logs Cranleigh Watercourses


Plymouth, The Plym, Arnolds Point,sea wall reconstruction Hirst Marsh Pumping Station


Portsmouth Hotspot 6 - Storage (SWMP Phase 1) Hobhole Sluice Door


Skidby Appraisal and Construction Kerridge Pumping Station Improvement Works


Total number of new schemes entering construction: Total number of environmental schemes


Total number of Health & Safety / legal schemes Total number of households protected by new starts:


Total value of contributions (inc. local levy) for schemes starting in 2012/13 (£m)


North West Northumbria Southern Wessex Thames Midlands Southern


Anglian Eastern Anglian Central


Northumbria Midlands


North West


Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency


North Norfolk District Council Environment Agency


Anglian Eastern Environment Agency Southern


Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency


Anglian Northern Environment Agency Southern Thames


Northumbria North West Yorkshire Yorkshire Yorkshire Yorkshire Thames Thames Thames Thames Southern


Northumbria Thames Southern Southern Southern Yorkshire


South West Thames Midlands Thames Yorkshire


Portsmouth City Council Environment Agency


Hartlepool Borough Council Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency


Hartlepool Borough Council Environment Agency Environment Agency Portsmouth City Council Environment Agency


Lower Ouse Internal Drainage Board Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency


Lower Ouse Internal Drainage Board


Anglian Eastern Broads (2006) IDB Thames Yorkshire Midlands Thames Thames Southern


Environment Agency


Scarborough Borough Council Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency


Anglian Eastern Environment Agency Anglian Eastern Environment Agency Thames


North West Southern


Environment Agency Environment Agency Environment Agency


Anglian Eastern Environment Agency Midlands Thames


South West Yorkshire Southern


Environment Agency Environment Agency Plymouth city council


Selby Area Internal Drainage Board Portsmouth City Council


Anglian Northern Witham 4th District IDB Yorkshire


60 5 9


24,814 53.0


East Riding of Yorkshire Council Anglian Central Padnal and Waterden IDB


18.4 13.7


28.9 21.0 19.9 19.9 !8.4


11.3 10.2 8.8 8.6 8.1 7.2 7.1 6.7 5.2 0.3 4.3 4.1 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.5 0.7 1.4 1.2 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3


In addition, aro through the co


external contributions so that taxpayers’ money is spread across more schemes.


The Partnership Funding model targets areas of severe flood and coastal erosion risk, and homes in deprived communities. Of the 145,000 homes that will be better protected by 2015, around half are in areas of significant flood risk and almost 15,000 households are both at significant flood risk and in the most deprived parts of the country. Partnership Funding gives local people greater choice about what flood protection is provided in their area.


In Cockermouth, £3.3 million funding from Defra makes up part of the funding to enable a flood scheme to be built in the town, which the local community and local councils have also committed to help fund.


A scheme in Water End, York, which was turned down for funding last year, is going ahead after the Environment Agency worked with York City Council to agree a package of cost reductions and partnership contributions.


As well as the flood schemes that will progress as result of this year’s funding, the allocation for 2012/13 also covers maintenance of existing defences. The Environment Agency has also committed to increasing the number of people receiving free flood warnings to over 1.1 million.


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