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Fylde flood defence scheme provides 'vital protection'

An £86m flood defence scheme on the Fylde will provide "vital protection", according to the government.

Construction starts today on defences in Rossall and Anchorsholme, which should protect 12000 homes and businesses from coastal flooding.

These new sea defences will provide vital protection to homes and the local economy and I’m delighted to see construction starting today.

This winter’s extraordinary weather showed just how important it is to invest in infrastructure to build a stronger economy.

– Owen Paterson MP, Environment Secretary