To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many grant-in-aid applications for flood prevention measures for properties in West Lancashire were received by her Department in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17; and how many such applications were (i) successful and (ii) unsuccessful in each of those years.
Property resilience funding is offered to households affected by flooding to improve resilience during future flood events. This is not covered by Grant in Aid which funds flood resilience projects or schemes managed by local Flood Response Management Authorities.
No property resilience funding was applied for during 2014/15 in West Lancashire.
The numbers we have are running totals. In 2015/16 58 applications for funding were made in West Lancashire. 18 of these were approved by end of the financial year.
By the end of the financial year 2016/17, 180 applications for funding had been received in total in West Lancashire. 148 have been approved. 32 applications had not been confirmed as accepted by the 7th February 2017. This was the last report run.