We've been pushing very hard to get this scheme up and running , even putting up £3 million each towards the project. The new defences will provide relief for hundreds of householders and businesses in Exeter.
Devon County Council has already had officers helping to work up the scheme because we feel it is so important to the safety of so many Exeter residents.'
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