PM lobbied for vital new flood defence funds

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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A cross-party delegation of MPs from across the Humber took their concerns over long term flood defence funding for the Isle and Humber region, straight to the Prime Minister.

The meeting was led by Isle MP Andrew Percy and followed publication of a report by all four Councils in the Humber, pressing the need for £888 million investment in to local defences over 10 plus years, to provide a standard of one in 200 year protection.

Current cash allocation from the government for local flood defences includes a recently announced £13.3 million for the Lincolnshire Lakes and Trent villages flood scheme and £5 million to raise the defences at Reedness. But it is not enough.

 

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