New funds to protect homes in Bestwood, Mapperley and Sherwood from future floods

 New funds to protect homes in Bestwood, Mapperley and Sherwood from future floods
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Residents in Bestwood, Mapperley and Sherwood are to benefit from a grant approved to help protect homes from flooding.

The £230,000 grant has been approved for the residents of up to 46 homes across Notts and will be entirely funded by the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), through Flood Defence Grant in Aid (FDGiA) following bids submitted by Nottingham City Council.

The grant was awarded after homes in these areas suffered internal damage following a heavy storm in July 2013.

The grant will fund a project to install flood defence systems such as: fitting demountable flood boards, flood resistant doors, “smart” air bricks and non-return valves on the drains.

AFFECTED: Properties in the areas were flooded during heavy storms back in July 2013

The planned improvements are to take place not only in council owned properties but also in privately owned homes.

Once completed, Nottingham City Council will manage the maintenance of the defence systems at council owned properties to ensure that the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy is supported. All ward Councillors in the affected areas have been notified of the scheme.

Councillor Jane Urquhart, Portfolio holder for Planning and Housing at Nottingham City Council said: “The funding that has been granted is warmly welcomed.

“This is a significant amount of money and it is going to be well spent on improving the defences of homes that are most at risk from flooding.

She added: “Nottingham City Council is committed to maintaining the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and we are happy to be helping those most in need.”

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