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'DISAPPOINTING' FLOOD DEFENCE FUNDS FOR COUNCILS

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Councils have been awarded£57.5m for flood and coastal defence in 2007/08, climate change and environment minister...
Councils have been awarded£57.5m for flood and coastal defence in 2007/08, climate change and environment minister Ian Pearson announced today.

Council chief executives will now be told whether their projects have been approved.

In a letter to Local Government Association chairman Sandy Bruce-Lockhart, Mr Pearson admitted 'some local authorities might be disappointed at the level of spending'.

Mr Pearson also stressed that managing flood and coastal erosion was about much more than building defences.

Councils should ensure inappropriate development did not take place in flood and coastal erosion risk areas. And they should have ways to mitigate the consequences of flooding such as warning systems and public awareness campaigns.

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