Coastal Erosion and Flood Control: Finance

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 13 June 2023.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Independent, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the six year flood and coastal erosion risk management investment programme.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government announced in March 2020 that the amount invested in flood and coastal erosion schemes would be doubled £5.2 billion, to build around 2,000 flood defences to better protect communities across England.

At the end of the 2022/23 financial year, nearly 60,000 properties have been better protected from flooding through over 200 completed schemes, and around £1.5 billion of funding has been invested.

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