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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

 

Project

Funding

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

£16,000,000

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

£43,486,439

Hebden Bridge

£12,000,000

Derby OCR

£10,000,000

Team Valley

£6,000,000

Severn Valley NFM and carbon offsetting

£5,400,000

Lowdham

£5,000,000

Tenbury Wells

Up to £4,895,000

Benacre and Kessingland Flood Risk Management Scheme

£3,297,660

 

Bude, The Crescent

Up to £2,140,000

Brighton Marina to River Adur

£2,000,000

Padiham

£2,000,000

Lancaster, Caton Road

£1,400,000

Leeds FAS, Natural Flood Management

£1,320,000

Hexham

£1,000,000

Peak District, peatland restoration

£960,000

East Cowes

£500,000

Falmouth IUDM inc Tidal Prince of Wales Pier

£500,000

Penketh & Whittle

£480,000

Ponteland FAS

£450,000

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