Extend the Property Flood Resilience grants scheme to the hundreds of properties devastated by Storm Christoph in January 2021. And extend the deadline for the Flood Resilience Innovation Programme.
Why is this important?
Householders are facing massive uninsured costs to raise or re-build properties along the Weaver Navigation and elsewhere following Storm Christoph. The Weaver is not known for flooding but climate change, cut backs by CRT, and massive new estates and flood defences upstream mean we now need to invest heavily in flood mitigation. The £5,000 grants will be a small but welcome contribution.