The Peak District to benefit from almost a million pounds worth of government funding to bolster flood defences

The funding was announced earlier today.

The government's committed an extra 170-million pounds for flood defence schemes in England. 

It's for so-called "shovel-ready" projects - which can get going this year - and is on top of 5-point-2 billion for longer-term improvements. 

Ministers claim the cash will help protect 10-thousand local businesses, as well as homes, schools and hospitals. 

The Peak District will benefit from £960,000 worth of the funds available.

You can see the full list below;

Breakdown of funding by scheme




Severn Valley Flood Risk Management Scheme

Up to £30,000,000

Leeds FAS

Up to £21,000,000

Sheffield Upper Don Valley & the Upper Don Catchment NFM Programme


Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project (LFRMP) Tidal Walls and Barrier


Hebden Bridge


Derby OCR


Team Valley


Severn Valley NFM and carbon offsetting




Tenbury Wells

Up to £4,895,000

Benacre and Kessingland Flood Risk Management Scheme



Bude, The Crescent

Up to £2,140,000

Brighton Marina to River Adur




Lancaster, Caton Road


Leeds FAS, Natural Flood Management




Peak District, peatland restoration


East Cowes


Falmouth IUDM inc Tidal Prince of Wales Pier


Penketh & Whittle


Ponteland FAS


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