Walsden Water – one of 294 flood prevention schemes that haven’t gone ahead

The Guardian has the full list of 294 flood prevention projects that were given projected spending in 2010 for 2011 and 2012, but didn’t receive any funds in those years, according to Environment Agency records.

This includes Walsden Water-Todmorden Phase 3, which was allocated £322K for spending in 2010, with further predected funding of £280K in 2011 and £2,110K in 2912.

The Guardian points out that this failure to carry out the 294 flood prevention works  happened following Coalition government cuts of 27% of the Environment Agency’s budget.