Work to repair flood defences in Boston, after the town suffered huge amounts of damage in last year's tidal surge, have got underway today.
A temporary defence is being ripped out of the banks of the River Witham to be replaced by a new, stronger brick wall. It is one of four areas which have been flagged up as a priority.
The Environment Agency is aiming to complete the work before the spring tide at the beginning of next month. Matt Price reports.
The Floods Minister, Richard Benyon, welcomes the schemes announced today.
The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has welcomed the £50.5m flood scheme in Leeds.
- A £14.5 million flood defence will protect 14,000 homes
- The defences will also protect nearly 300,000 square metres of dockland that has been allocated for industrial development.
- £1.25 million has been brought forward by a local business
- A £9.7 million flood defence will protect 465 homes and businesses.
- Over 500 jobs will be created as land is protected for business use.
- £2 million has been agreed in principle from local businesses.
- A £11.4 million flood defence will protect over 300 businesses in the area.
- It will create over 2,700 jobs by protecting land for business use.
- Local businesses have brought in £2.55 million for the project.