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Flood defence work brought forward

Hundreds of properties and roads were flooded across the south-east of England last year More than 12,000 homes across the south-east of England are to be protected from flooding sooner than planned, the government has announced. It is bringing forward £41m of the six-year flood defence programme announced in December, allowing work to get under way on 40 flood defence …

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Flood defence conference planned

The floods during the winter of 2013 and 2014 affected large parts of Kent A conference to look at the lessons learned from last winter’s floods in Kent is being set up. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is organising the conference. More than 200 homes were flooded in the Yalding and Tonbridge area a year ago, and thousands …

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Water & Sewage

“Known areas at risk of flooding include Blean, Chestfield, the Gorrel Stream, Swalecliffe Brook, Westbrook, Plenty Brook, Stour, Little Stour and Nailbourne river.” [Draft Local Plan 7.32] The Council accepts that we have some known flood areas. “The infrastructure along the coastal lowlands with respect to foul and surface water drainage is nearing saturation despite improvement works.” [Draft Local Plan …

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Work to start on Herne Bay sea defences

Canterbury City Council has received approval and funding from the Environment Agency to start improvements to the sea defences at the central part of Herne Bay. The £900,000 project includes a £80,000 council contribution, and work is due to start on site at the end of January. Breheny Civil Engineering has been awarded the contract, and all improvements should be …

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Victims of floods in £1 million claim bid

Health campaigner is elected as leader of action group

A flood action group has been formed to hit Southern Water bosses "where it hurts". Furious residents packed into the basement bar of the Bun Penny pub on Thursday to discuss seeking compensation from the water giant following floods in August. They say their total claim could top £1 million.

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