Work to start on £1 million Flimby flood protection scheme

Work is due to start on a £1 million flood protection scheme in Flimby in the spring.

The project will reduce the risk of flooding to properties in the village, near Maryport, which has been badly affected by flooding in the past.

Storm Desmond in December 2015 caused significant damage and disruption to local property and residents. The proposed project will reduce the risk of flooding from nearby watercourses and surface water that affects the village.

Cumbria County Council has secured the investment following submission and approval of a business case to the Environment Agency’s Flood Defence Grant in Aid fund. It has the potential to apply to a further risk fund of £500,000, should additional funding be required to complete the project.

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