£8.2 million in funding has been approved for flood defences in Great Yarmouth.
The money from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership's local growth fund will pay for a second phase of work to be carried out by the Environment Agency.
It's part of a bigger £39 million flood defence project for the town which will see flood defence walls refurbished and new ones built.
The Great Yarmouth Flood Defences project aims to protect housing and businesses through the construction and refurbishment of 3.8 kilometres of flood defence walls.
It will unlock economic growth in the town and is estimated to create the following:
- 7,100 new jobs
- 1,000 new properties
- 500 new businesses
- £405 per annum growth for Great Yarmouth
Central government money for flood risk management together with a number of other sources will fund the remaining £31m.
Work is expected to start in autumn 2019.