The Devon County Council has recently signed the new Flood Risk Management Action Plan that will soon minimize the danger of flooding to some of the high-risk areas in the county.
Some of the action plan’s scheme has already started early this year while other schemes are about to start this year. Included in the plan are surface water improvements that are designed to protect several communities such as the 200 properties located in Sidmouth, Exeter, and Ivybridge. Other notable schemes that are being proposed include hard engineered flood improvements and natural flood management measure in Ottery St. Mary.
Councillor Roger Croad in a recent interview told that flood risk management is the priority of the council to be able to reduce the risk and danger of flood-prone areas in the county. He added that the council is committed to implementing measures that will help in reducing flood risk to vulnerable communities in Devon while continuing to maximize the funding in implementing flood improvement schemes that will help and support residents in the county.
The Devon County Council over the past year has been continuing to work hand-in-hand with South West Water, Environment Agency, and the different district councils in identifying the high-risk area of flooding in the county. The council was also seen delivering flood improvement schemes to communities that have been suffering severe flooding throughout the years.
Last year alone, a total of more than € 3 million was used by the council in all flood management projects that allow more than 150 properties in receiving benefits from reduced flooding in areas such as Frogmore, Uplyme, Modbury, and Bideford. The Council is also continuing its measures in making all residents and communities more resilient amid the risk of flooding.