Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the Environment Agency’s recent announcement of £36 million in Government funds to protect properties from flooding
Following last Autumn’s budget, 10 schemes across the West Midlands are receiving an additional Grant in Aid funding to enable local councils to help communities and local businesses.
In South Staffordshire, this has resulted in £150,000 being allocated to better protect up to 45 homes in the Sutherland Road, Cheslyn Hay area. The Environment Agency, in partnership with Severn Trent Water and Staffordshire County Council, has pledged to increase the size of underground pipes to provide additional storage during heavy rainfall events.
Commenting on the fund, Gavin said: “Very pleased that £150,000 has been allocated to better protect up to 45 homes in Cheslyn Hay from flooding. This is wonderful news for the residents of Sutherland Road, Cheslyn Hay. Flooding causes devastating effects on the whole community so I certainly welcome this increase in funding.”