pledged by government to boost flood defences in Burnham area
of thousands of pounds of government funding is to be provided
to improve flood defences in the Burnham-On-Sea area.
£315,000 project is to be undertaken in West Huntspill to
help alleviate problems of flooding, the Environment Agency has
announced this week.
Environment Agency has also earmarked further funding towards
drainage improvements in Brent Knoll (pictured last November)
and East Brent following floods last year.
Lower Brue Drainage Project aims to protect dozens of homes in
West Huntspill and is considered a priority.
project will be aim to protect 57 vulnerable properties in low-lying
areas around West Huntspill. It is aimed at improving drainage
and will funded by £304,000 from the government's flood
defence grant fund plus £11,000 from exteneral funding,"
the Environment Agency's spokesman Mike Dunning explained to Burnham-On-Sea.com.
is due to start in March and run until the year 2016. It will
be overeseen by the Axe and Brue Drainage Board, based in Highbridge.