Protecting Against Flooding

After the devastating flood in 2015, I tirelessly lobbied the PM and Chancellor to ensure that our community received the support that it required. As a result of this, our area received a flood support package in excess of £100 million.

Some recent developments include:

  • Working with the PM and Environment Secretary towards a further grant of £16 million. This will ensure that all flood defence schemes continue to be fully funded.
  • The different flood prevention and upland management schemes remain on track. I’m working with the Council and Environment Agency to ensure that each of the different projects are delivered as agreed.

Did you know?

At over £100 million, the flood support and prevention package given to the Calder Valley is one of the largest funding packages ever provided to a single constituency.