Floods: Brighton

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on flood protection in Brighton, Pavilion constituency in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c) 2009-10, (d) 2010-11, (e) 2011-12 and (f) 2012-13; and how much has been allocated by his Department for flood protection in that constituency for (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16.

Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Department does not record flood defence spend on the basis of constituency boundaries in this area.

The following DEFRA flood defence grant in aid allocations have been made by the Environment Agency to Brighton and Hove city council. Some of this will relate to work on flood protection in the Brighton Pavilion constituency.

2007-08: nil

2008-09: nil

2009-10: £180,000 to develop a Surface Water Management Plan

2010-11: £95,000 to develop a Surface Water Management Plan.

2011-12: £14,000 to fulfil obligations as Lead Local Flood Authority.

2012-13: £440,000 (£248,000 to fulfil obligations as Lead Local Flood Authority and £192,000 for Brighton Marina to River Adur Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy).

2013-14: £283,000 (£108,000 to fulfil obligations as Lead Local Flood Authority, £55,000 Brighton Kemp Town to Shoreham Port recycling scheme, and £120,000 for Brighton Marina to River Adur Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy).

2014-15: £24,000 for Brighton Marina to River Adur Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy.

2015-16: Allocations for 2015-16 have not yet been made.

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