£2.3 billion to be spent on new flood defences

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Better protection for homes, businesses and farmland will be provided under a six-year £2.3 billion flood defence programme. Homes, businesses and farmland from Lancashire to Essex will be better protected from floods by an unprecedented six-year £2.3 billion flood defence programme announced by the government. This first ever long-term investment programme will protect over 300,000… Read more »

Southwell was flooded in 2013

Southwell to get £720,000 from government for flood defences

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Southwell will receive more than £700,000 of state funding for flood defences. The Secretary of State for the Environment, Liz Truss, this morning announced in Parliament that £720,000 of funding will be heading to the town – but a £125,000 local contribution is required for the works to be completed. Lowdham and Gunthorpe will also… Read more »

© newsteam Summer soaking: A car is almost completely covered by muddy water after a downpour caused flash flooding in Southwell, Nottingham, yesterday

£2 million to be given to Nottinghamshire flood victims

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MORE than £2 million could be given to homeowners who have been flooded in Nottinghamshire. On Thursday MPs will lay before Parliament an order providing financial support for all those affected in England since April last year. The financial package will provide repair grants of up to £5,000 per affected household and it is expected… Read more »

Bramley June edition – news update

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Southwell Flood Forum members have had a number of meetings with high profile politicians in these busy pre-by-election weeks. They’ve all been very impressed with the way the Flood Forum is working hard to make a difference and gathered such tremendous momentum. They heard personal stories about the long-term impact of flooding and how people… Read more »

New homes agreed despite flood concern

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The development of four homes in Southwell has been given the go-ahead after councillors decided they were satisfied that flooding concerns had been addressed. Newark and Sherwood District Council planning committee approved the application for the homes at Easthorpe, submitted by Parker Home Developments. The four two-bedroom houses will replace two existing semi-detached bungalows, which… Read more »

£500,000 to boost flood work

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More than £½m has been pledged towards flood defence schemes in Southwell by Nottinghamshire County Council. At a meeting of the council’s transport and highways committee, councillors approved plans to bid for money towards flood defences from the government and for the council to make a contribution towards schemes. Mr Bruce Laughton, Southwell’s county councillor,… Read more »

Nottinghamshire flood victims excluded from relief fund

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Towns, badly affected by flooding last summer, have been left out of government funding, a council has said. In July, hundred of properties in Southwell and Hucknall were flooded and some residents have still not been able to return to their homes. Nottinghamshire County Council has written to Defra asking for help to protect the… Read more »

Fears over dangerous flooded bend

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Concerns have been raised that there could be a fatal accident on a corner of a main road prone to flooding. The corner of the former A612 — which was recently downgraded — is a tight S-bend just before Upton when approached from Southwell. It regularly floods during heavy rain. Upton residents are concerned there… Read more »

Supporting life after flooding

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Research exploring people’s recovery after the Hull floods changed government policy and national guidelines on managing recovery after flooding and other disaster events. Find out more on the ESRC web site…