Money spent on flood defences across Cambridgeshire

Lauren Dowell made this Freedom of Information request to Cambridgeshire County Council

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Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,

I would like to know how much has been spent on flood defences over the last 5 years. In addition, I would also like to find out how much the council has spent repairing flood damages.

Yours faithfully,

Lauren Dowell

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Lauren

Re: Freedom of Information Request FOI931905

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Sillince Paula, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Lauren

 

FOI 931905 – Flood Defences

 

I am writing with reference to your FOI request received on 1^st October
2018 regarding Flood Defences. We have considered your request under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act and our response is below.

 

FOI Request

 

Question

I would like to know how much has been spent on flood defences over the
last 5 years. In addition, I would also like to find out how much the
council has spent repairing flood damages.

 

Response

Spent on flood defences

Cambridgeshire County Council as the Lead Local Flood Authority have spent
£215,650 on flood defences (interpreted as purchasing surface water
property level resilience measures for communities and surveying key flood
assets across the county that could affect surface water flooding).

 

Spent on repairing flood damages

Cambridgeshire County Council as the Lead Local Flood Authority Team does
not own any formal flood defences or any land or property, hence it has
not spent any money on repairing flood damage 

 

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