I was pleased this week to help secure £1.2m in investment to tackle river and road surface flooding in Romiley and Offerton.
For a number of years, we have seen serious flooding in our area, and this will go someway to help protect residents and businesses in the future.
The funding will help to protect a total of 336,000 properties in England by 2026-2027, including 201 properties in Offerton and Romiley- helping to avoid £32 billion in wider economic damages and reducing the national flood risk by up to 11 per cent across the country. Flooding can devastate communities – too many homes and families in our area have sadly fallen victim to this, and so we must put the necessary protections in place to tackle it.
The £1.2m of investment in these two schemes will help to deliver on this by boosting the design and construction of flood alleviation schemes and putting the necessary measures in place to protect homes from both river flooding and surface flooding. This will help to guard homes and families from the devastating impact of flooding, allowing people to feel reassured about the safety of their home.
Whilst I welcome this cash injection, I will continue to fight for more. In recent years, Strines and High Lane have too faced serious flooding. I will continue to work with Ministers and look forward to the new 6 year settlement to tackle this issue. Alongside this, I will continue to pressure Stockport Council to ensure that drains are unblocked and cleaned more regularly.