Calls for flood money figure

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Southwell Town Council has been criticised for not yet agreeing how much money it will provide for flood defences in the town. Newark and Sherwood District Council has committed £220,000. The government has pledged £720,000; Nottinghamshire County Council £600,000; and the community itself, through the leadership of Southwell Flood Forum, is looking to raise £125,000…. Read more »

Natural measures must be key to UK flood protection, MPs urge

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2nd November 2016 Report also criticises government’s plans and funding and calls for Environment Agency to be stripped of responsibility for flooding Natural ways of stopping floods, such as tree planting and putting logs in rivers to slow water flow must be a key part of protecting the nation as climate change intensifies rain storms,… Read more »

Government commits £15m to natural flood management

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Friday 25 November 2016 Natural management is ‘vital’ as well as other flood defences says environment secretary The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will spend £15m on natural flood management projects, the environment secretary has announced. On Thursday, Andrea Leadsom confirmed to parliament that, although flood defences such as concrete barriers are… Read more »

Southwell could gain £350,000 for flood work

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A grant of £350,000 could be given to Southwell over the next three years towards work to reduce the risk of flooding. Nottinghamshire County Council has applied for the money from the Trent Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. It was approved in principle by the finance sub-committee and will now go to the main Trent… Read more »

UK government plans for more extreme rainfall

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8th September 2016 The UK’s new flood defence plans anticipate significantly higher extreme rainfall, after new research was published as part of the government’s National Flood Resilience review. The government, which had been criticised for not taking full account of the impact of climate change in driving up flood risk, will now plan for 20-30%… Read more »