Nearly 500 households and businesses affected by flooding in Derbyshire can apply for a flood measure fund.

Some households affected by flooding in Derbyshire in November 2019 and February 2020 will benefit from measure fund. Credit: ITV News Central

Almost 500 households and businesses in Derbyshire affected by recent flooding - can apply for a measure fund.

Areas in the county were left damaged by the deluge in November 2019 and February of this year.

The scheme will give eligible properties a £5,000 grant to put in measures to help stop properties being flooded in the future.

The floods earlier this year, hit 160 properties in Derbyshire Dales, Erewash and South Derbyshire.

The county council says the grants could be 'flood doors, sealing brick work and external walls, replacing airbricks with flood airbricks, flood barriers and moving electrical sockets up the wall'.

£500 of every grant will need to be spent on a specialist survey, which will ensure that the right mitigation measures are recommended and installed.

Around 300 businesses and households in South Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales, Chesterfield and Amber Valley were affected by the floods in November 2019.

Derbyshire County Council will write to all those eligible for the grant, and claims.

Surveyors will also check that the work gets completed to a good standard.

For those who's flooded in November 2019, they will need to be submitted by the end of October, with work carried out by February 2021.

The deadlines for applications for those affected by the February 2020 floods and not yet known.

This money will help businesses and householders put in some simple but effective flood mitigation measures that will help should the floods take place again. The council will administer the scheme, process all applications and sort out a specialist survey, which will make sure that the right measures are recommended for each particular property.

Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, Cllr Simon Spencer:

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