60 flood alleviation jobs to start this year – list

Aaron Morby 12 years ago
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Over 25,000 more homes will be better protected from the devastating effects of flooding by new defence schemes to start construction in the next financial year.

Defra and the Environment Agency has confirmed that 60 flood and coastal risk schemes will begin construction this year. (click for list)

Those given the go ahead today include Warrington in Cheshire, protecting over 1900 households, Salmons Brook in North London, protecting over 1300 households, and Godmanchester in Cambridgeshire, protecting over 300 households.

Richard Benyon, Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries, said: “The new flood defence schemes announced today will bring huge relief to tens of thousands of households.

“Our investment will protect these communities from the devastating effects of flooding, and reduce the fear and worry of homes being damaged.”

New estimates also show that the Environment Agency is now on track to exceed its target of better protecting 145,000 homes by 2015.

Thanks to the new partnership funding approach, which encourages funding from external sources such as councils and businesses, over £72m of contributions have been secured to help fund flood and coastal erosion schemes on top of the £2.17bn Defra is investing in preventing flooding during this spending period to 2015.

Benyon said: “Small towns like Cockermouth and Morpeth became household names after the devastation and distress caused by flooding in recent years.

“Today, residents here and in many towns across the country are reaping the rewards of the partnership funding model brought in to enable more flood defence schemes to go ahead.

“We now expect to exceed our goal to protect 145,000 more homes from flooding by 2015.”

The Partnership Funding model targets areas of severe flood and coastal erosion risk, and homes in deprived communities.

In Cockermouth, £3.3m funding from Defra makes up part of the funding to enable a flood scheme to be built in the town, which the local community and local councils have also committed to help fund.

A scheme in Water End, York, which was turned down for funding last year, is going ahead after the Environment Agency worked with York City Council to agree a package of cost reductions and partnership contributions.

River Mersey Warrington FRM Scheme

North West

28.9

Morpeth Flood Alleviation Scheme

Northumbria

21.0

Sandwich Town Tidal Defences

Southern

19.9

Steart Managed Realignment

Wessex

Salmons Brook Flood Alleviation Scheme

Thames

!8.4

River Tame, Whitacher, Tamworth and Fazeley, Coton,Flood Alleviation Scheme

Midlands

13.7

Littlehampton Arun Tidal Defences East Bank

Southern

11.5

Cromer Coast Protection Scheme

Anglian Eastern

10.2

Godmanchester Flood Defence Improvement Scheme

Anglian Central

8.8

Chelmsford Flood Alleviation Scheme

Anglian Eastern

8.6

Deal Sea Defences – Sandwich Bay

Southern

8.1

Greatham North

Northumbria

7.2

Hatton, Scropton & Egginton, Lower River Dove, Flood Alleviation Scheme

Midlands

7.1

River Irwell, Salford Asset Management

North West

6.7

Whittlesey Washes Reservoir Works

Anglian Northern

5.2

Portsmouth Hotspot 14 (Flap Valve, Sever Disconnection, Storage) SWMP phase 1

Southern

0.3

Thames Weirs High Priority Programme Package 2

Thames

4.3

Seaton Carew Northern Management Unit Phase 2

Northumbria

4.1

Leigh East Flood Risk Management Scheme

North West

3.6

Water End Flood Alleviation Scheme, York

Yorkshire

3.4

Rawcliffe Bridge Embankment Repairs, River Don

Yorkshire

3.3

Northallerton (Sun and Turker Becks) Flood Alleviation Scheme

Yorkshire

3.2

Mill Beck Reservoir Works, Market Weighton

Yorkshire

3.2

Penton Hook Restoration

Thames

3.0

Newbury Flood Alleviation Scheme

Thames

2.5

Beverley Brook at Worcester Park

Thames

2.2

Lewsey Park Flood Storage Area

Thames

1.9

West Wittering Flood Banks

Southern

1.7

Hartlepool Town Wall Model Study & Construction

Northumbria

1.6

Dartford Security Emergency Works

Thames

1.5

Leigh Barrier Mechanical Improvements Phase 2

Southern

1.5

Portsmouth Hotspot 9 – Flap Valve and Storage (SurfaceWater Management Plan)

Southern

1.4

Warnham Mill Reservoir – work to conform to the Reservoirs Act

Southern

1.4

Gilberdyke & Blacktoft Flood Management Project

Yorkshire

1.2

Rolle Quay Flood Defence repair, Barnstaple

South West

1.2

Upstream Thames Weirs Guard Pile Replace

Thames

0.9

Severn Estuary, Severn Vale Water Management Plan

Midlands

0.9

River Wey Strategy Works (Weirs Phase1)

Thames

0.9

Eastrington & Laxton Flood Management Project

Yorkshire

0.8

Upper Thurne Water Level Management Plan – Brograve Ochre & Salinity

Anglian Eastern

0.8

Saddler’s Mill Stream Culvert Refurbishment

Thames

0.8

Scarborough North Bay Urgent Seawall Repair Programme

Yorkshire

0.7

Lubbesthorpe Brook, Lubbesthorpe, Leicester, Flood Alleviation Scheme

Midlands

0.7

Fairford Critical Evaluation

Thames

0.7

Thames Barrier Peir Fenders

Thames

0.6

Roaring Gutter Island bank stabilisation

Southern

0.6

Colchester East Mills Sluice

Anglian Eastern

0.5

Tilbury East Dock Channel

Anglian Eastern

0.5

Theobalds Flood Storage Area Embankment Repairs

Thames

0.4

Jack’s Key Reservoir Interim Safety Works

North West

0.4

Bridge Road Emsworth, Flood Alleviation Works

Southern

0.4

Kirkley Stream

Anglian Eastern

0.4

Mill Avon, Tewkesbury, Abbey Mill Fishbelly Sluice, Gate Inspection & Stop logs

Midlands

0.4

Cranleigh Watercourses

Thames

0.3

Plymouth, The Plym, Arnolds Point,sea wall reconstruction

South West

0.3

Hirst Marsh Pumping Station

Yorkshire

0.3

Portsmouth Hotspot 6 – Storage (SWMP Phase 1)

Southern

0.3

Hobhole Sluice Door

Anglian Northern

0.3

Skidby Appraisal and Construction

Yorkshire

0.3

Kerridge Pumping Station Improvement Works

Anglian Central

0.3

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