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Extra flood funds welcome, but opportunity to protect long term flood spend missed, says ICE.
Commenting on the additional funding for flood defence repairs and road damage in the Budget, Nick Baveystock,
"The additional Pounds140m funding for flood defences repairs and Pounds200m for road damage is welcome and signals a commitment to better protecting homes and businesses from flooding and building resilience into our transport networks.
We are disappointed however that Government missed the opportunity to provide the longer term certainty needed to improve our flood resilience by committing to an investment programme for flood risk management which protects funding beyond the current 5 year cycle.
It is vital that Government now works closely with Local Lead Flood Authorities to target flood spending where it is needed most - and we urge Government to develop its long term plans swiftly."
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