£500,000 flooding support for rural communities
Six rural areas are to receive a share of a half-a-million pound fund for flood protection, Floods Minister, Rory Stewart, has announced. Under the “Pathfinder Projects” pilot scheme each pilot will support local authorities in developing innovative ways to apply for funding and combine smaller projects into larger and more effective flood risk management packages.
The local authorities receiving funding to investigate and assess options are:
Northamptonshire County Council
Addressing flood risks in parts of Daventry, Helmdon, Grimscote, Cogenhoe, Quinton, Grendon and Grafton Underwood.
Buckinghamshire County Council
Addressing surface and ground water risks in four locations in Buckinghamshire and will support projects in Bishopstone, Saunderton/Bradenham, Hughenden Valley and Monks Risborough.
Kirklees County Council
Addressing a range of surface water risks for communities within Honley, Moldgreen, Huddersdfield and Kirkburton.
Warwickshire County Council
Developing and assessing a package of flood risk management measures for groups of properties in small communities in Warwickshire.
Hampshire County Council
Addressing a combination of ground, surface and river flood risks in the county. The project will explore possible solutions for communities near Andover, in Vernhan Dean, Upton, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Stoke and St Mary Bourne.
Lancashire County Council
Addressing largely surface water and ordinary water course flood risks The communities being considered are within Whitworth, Stackstead, Strongstry, Rawtenstall and Cloughfold (all in Rossendale) and Ewood Bridge.