Flood prevention receives funds

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has granted Southampton City Council nearly half a million pounds to improve flood prevention measures in the St. Denys area of the city.

Six figure sum to stop flooding

DEFRA t allocated Southampton City Council £472,000 to spend on the project which will run until March 2015. The money will be used to help householders living at the lower end of Priory Road, St. Denys, which is at risk from tidal, groundwater and surface water flooding.

There are a number of different elements to the project which include:

  • Improving the understanding of flood risk & targeted workshops to improve uptake and/or reduce premiums for household insurance.
  • Establish a residents working group to increase awareness of the risks
  • Implement property protection including a survey to identify what measures are required & suitable

Southampton City Council will be working in partnership with the National Flood Forum, which helps communities who are at risk of flooding or have suffered from flooding, to deliver the project.

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