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Schemes across UK to receive £15m of natural flood management funding

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Staff Writer | July 14, 2017
Cumbria flood
Britain   Natural flood defences

Floods minister announces which projects around the country have been allocated funding for natural flood defences, part of the government’s drive to roll out innovative techniques to reduce flood risk.

34 community led projects have been named as winners of a £1m government funded competition, the first of its kind, and will now be able to realise their innovative plans to use landscape features such as ponds, banks, meanders, channels, and trees to store, drain or slow flood water.

24 other catchment scale projects have also been allocated funding to develop larger scale projects which will benefit wider areas; with Cumbria, Greater Manchester Merseyside and Cheshire and Wolsingham all receiving over £1m of funding.

These allocations come from the £15 million of natural flood management funding which was announced in March, following the Autumn statement.


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