DEFRA's flood plans could sideline essential maintenance

DEFRA has revealed where it will spend its £2.3bn capital flood defence budget over the next six years, but the focus on new projects could come at the expense of maintaining existing defences

by Rachel Salvidge
The Humber estuary programme will receive £80m of funding over the next six years (photograph: Paul Vinten/123RF)
The Humber estuary programme will receive £80m of funding over the next six years (photograph: Paul Vinten/123RF)

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