Record £5.2bn England flood defence package unveiled as climate warnings intensify

Cecilia Keating
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The River Ouse floods the centre of York | Credit: iStock
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The River Ouse floods the centre of York | Credit: iStock

Government ramps up funding for England’s flood and coastal resilience, alongside reforms to flood insurance for home owners and stricter planning guidance for developers

The government plans to spend a record £5.2bn on flood defences over the next six years across England as it gears up for extreme weather becoming an increasingly regular fixture of the British calendar...

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