Further calls for the inclusion of natural solutions in flood alleviation schemes were made following the severe floods in Cumbria, December 2015. Acknowledging ongoing debates around the evidence for tree cover as an effective flood mitigation measure, the UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has published results of a systematic review of the current evidence in order to inform policy and planning decisions, and to identify knowledge gaps and areas for priority research.
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A Yorkshire council has welcomed the Government's announcement of £30m of funding for a major flood defence scheme.
The Calderdale Flood Partnership Board has approved the flood scheme for Mytholmroyd after an investigation by the Environment Agency established it would provide the 'highest possible standard of flood protection for the village'.
The village of Mytholmroyd, which is outside the town of Hebden Bridge, was severely affected by the 2015 Boxing Day floods.
Dundee city councillors have agreed to spend £6,917,574 on a flood protection scheme.
The scheme will run from Camperdown dock to Dundee Airport; providing flooding protection to the city's new £1billion waterfront area, including the open space at Slessor Gardens.
The work - awarded to Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering - will see the height of the existing sea wall adapted and has been described as giving "a one-in-200-year standard of protection".
Selkirk’s new flood protection scheme has been officially opened by Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform.