Announcement of new coastal defence and flood alleviation projects

Last month the Government announced the programme of flood and coastal erosion schemes for 2013/14.  A partnership funding model with contributions from local councils, businesses and private investors, in addition to the £294 million investment from Government, covers 93 new flood defences to start construction this year.  Of these, seven schemes will protect over 14,000 homes in the North West coastal area at a total cost of £115 million.  Two flood alleviation schemes at Ulverston and Formby are included along with the following schemes along the coast:

  • West Shore Park, Walney, Coast Protection Scheme
  • Wave Reflection Wall Improvements, Morecambe
  • Rossall, Fleetwood, Coast Protection Scheme
  • Anchorsholme, Blackpool, Coast Protection Scheme
  • Hesketh Outmarsh East Managed Realignment Scheme, Southport

Further details and a full list of all the funded schemes can be accessed via this link.


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