Flood Control: Standards

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 14 March 2024.

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Photo of Tom Randall Tom Randall Conservative, Gedling

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the improvement of flood defences.

Photo of Robbie Moore Robbie Moore The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

In March 2020, the Government doubled its investment in new flood defences to a record £5.2 billion between 2021 and 2027 to better protect communities across England from flooding and coastal erosion.

Additionally, over £200 million per year is invested in maintenance, ensuring flood defences are kept in good working order.

In Gedling, final environmental work is underway on the Nottingham Trent Left Bank flood defence scheme, which has better protected 15,000 properties since 2012.

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