Extra £5m for Flood Risk Management in 2016/ 2017

Welsh Labour’s Finance and Government Business Minister has announced an additional £5m will be spent in the next financial year on flood risk management.

The additional £5m of funding which is being allocated in 2016-17 will accelerate priority schemes within the Flood and Coastal Risk Management Programme. This will allow for significant investment across Wales including schemes which build resilience and reduce risk to homes and businesses. It will include schemes and improvements in Conwy, Blaenau Gwent, Carmarthenshire, Gwynedd, Neath Port Talbot and Denbighshire.

This work is in addition to the new flood alleviation works at Tal-y-Bont and the A55 drainage improvement works and complements the ongoing support to local authorities hit by the December storms.

Investment from the Welsh Labour Government has already reduced flood and coastal erosion risk to over 12,000 properties to date, including over 10,700 homes.

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