Government commits £15m to natural flood management

Natural flood management projects in England will get a multi-million pound boost, although it is not yet clear how they will be allocated

Natural flood management includes measures such as tree planting. Photograph: gstockstudio/123RFDEFRA will spend £15m on natural flood management projects, the environment secretary has announced.

On 24 November, Andrea Leadsom confirmed to parliament that, although flood defences such as concrete barriers are “very important”, natural flood management is “vital” as well.

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