Welsh government to spend £32M on protecting 2.1K homes from flood risk
The Welsh Assembly has announced capital funding of £32M to reduce the risk from flooding to more than 2,100 homes and businesses across Wales.
The funding, allocated for 2017-18, is the largest capital budget for flood risk management in recent years.
Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths, speaking at the recent National Learning to Live with Flooding in Wales conference, confirmed more than £144M capital funding for flood risk management, in addition to the £150M coastal programme, over the five-year year government term. Of this, £5M will support design and development work for coastal risk management projects.
Griffiths also announced that £1M of the flood budget will be ring-fenced each year for the next four years to support smaller scale works and maintenance to be carried out by local authorities.
This follows the successful trial of a grant scheme to support smaller works, which provided funding for 73 projects to reduce risk to 700 properties across Wales.
Changes will also be made to make sure focus and funding is going to the areas most at risk. Future flood programmes will be prioritised by making use of the Communities at Risk Register alongside local knowledge and data of historical flood events.
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