Karl welcomes further funding to prevent flooding

The Government has pledged £62.35m flood funding uplift for communities across England

Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has announced a new round of flood defence investment on Tuesday, 10 September for communities across Yorkshire, Cumbria, the North East and the South East of England.

Thirteen projects across England will benefit from a share of over £62 million, which as well as helping develop existing flood defences, will boost economic regeneration and increase prosperity in those areas. Many of the projects are located in communities which suffered from flooding during winter 2015.

In total, more than 9,004 homes will be better protected against flooding through this round of funding. The extra funding is in addition the government’s commitment to invest a record £2.6 billion over six years up to 2021 to better protect 300,000 homes across the country. 

Karl McCartney said in response to this further good news for Lincoln:

“I welcome the recent announcement by our Conservative Government that again demonstrates that our Secretaries of State and Ministers are well aware that places like Lincoln need the right resources to protect people’s homes and businesses and the jobs they provide locally.  I warmly welcome the £1.2M+ that will be spent above that was already earmarked to further protect those in Lincoln who’s homes and businesses are most at risk from potential flooding across our City and Constituency.”