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Flood risk management funding award success

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19th September 2017 

FirefighterFunding worth nearly £120,000 has been awarded to Powys County Council to develop small-scale flood alleviation schemes in the county. 

The council has been successful in securing the funding for 10 schemes from the Welsh Government's Environment and Rural Affairs Department under a £1m capital initiative to improve flood prevention schemes over a four year period.

Cabinet Member for Highways, Councillor Liam Fitzpatrick said: "The council's land drainage team has been successful in securing £104,000 additional funding from Welsh Government to progress a number of small-scale projects this financial year with a further £15,000 being contributed by the county council.

"Six of the projects involve drainage and infrastructure improvements to improve local flood protection measures, the schemes are:

• Gurnos Woods, Ystradynlais 
• Oaklands Culvert, Builth Wells
• Sarnau village
• Gypsy Castle Lane, Hay-on-Wye
• Springfields, Forden 
• Watery Lane, Castle Caereinion

"The funding will also allow the council to develop detailed designs for four other schemes, which we hope to implement next year, subject to Welsh Government funding," he added.

The schemes are:

• Pregge Lane, Crickhowell
• Station Rd, Ystradgynlais
• Dolycoed Road, Llanwrtyd Wells
•Lower Green, Caersws

Further details regarding these projects can be obtained by contacting our Land drainage team by emailing land.drainage@powys.gov.uk

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