This week, the Government outlined details of the investment it is planning to make to protect England from flooding as part of its Autumn Statement. After the devastated impact of the winter floods earlier this year, a total of £297m has been pledged for 162 schemes in the Thames Valley. The proposals include a grant of £60m for the Lower Thames Scheme, which would help prevent flooding in the Datchet and Wraysbury areas, and schemes to protect homes in Bisham, Charvil and Twyford. Nationwide, £2.3bn will be invested in flood defences, which the Government says will deliver improved protection to at least 300,000 homes.
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