Leeds to benefit from £50.5m flood investment
The Government has been too slow bringing in measures to protect from the "shattering" impact of flooding, a Yorkshire MP has warned.
A man has been airlifted to hospital after a bridge collapsed due to flood water in North Yorkshire.
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.
There is a row on a housing estate in Hull where residents are angry at plans for a new water pumping station.
Yorkshire Water wants to build a larger facility for dealing with surface water to stop a repeat of the 2007 floods, but people living nearby say they don't want it in their street and they've suggested an alternative location.
The Flood Warning for the River Ouse at Acaster Selby is no longer in force.
No further flooding is expected in this area but other warnings and alerts may still be in force for surrounding areas.
A draft bill aimed at tackling both flooding and water shortages doesn't go far enough, according to the North Yorkshire MP, Anne McIntosh. She says the Government has been too slow to act. Chris Kiddey reports from Malton in North Yorkshire.