Floods: Chester

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 26th July 2021.

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Photo of Mike Amesbury Mike Amesbury Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the level of financial support required for Cheshire West and Chester Council following the flood damage caused by Storm Christoph.

Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Cheshire West and Chester Council receive unringfenced funding through the local government finance settlement to spend on local priorities

Following Storm Christoph MHCLG officials worked with local authority partners and the Environment Agency to determine the extent of the impacts of flooding from Storm Christoph and if additional financial support was appropriate.

Government support for recovery costs is predicated on the Flood Recovery Framework, which is activated when impacts are severe and widespread. Further financial support was not judged necessary on this occasion.

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