CarbonBrief - Mapped: where flood protection money is being spent in England

The UK government recently made an update to a dataset which details where billions of pounds of funding is being channelled for flood protection in England.

Carbon Brief has mapped where that funding is being spent across England’s parliamentary constituencies. Their analysis reveals that constituencies in London and the South East account for 60% of the government’s planned funding, yet they account for around 32% of England’s population.

The current Environment Agency programme, which runs from 2015-16 to 2020-21, includes 1,136 flood and coastal erosion projects at a projected total cost of just over £6bn.

The UK government has earmarked approximately £4.4bn towards these English schemes, around £2.5bn of which is being spent between 2015-16 and 2020-21. A further £1.6bn comes from contributions from local councils and drainage boards, private companies and individuals.

You can see where the government’s money is being spent in the interactive map.

Follow the link below to view the interactive map and accompanying article.


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