Lowestoft Flood Defence Project

14th July 2020

Today, the Government has announced an investment of over £43 million to deliver the Lowestoft Flood Defence Project, as part of the new long-term plan to ensure every area of England has a comprehensive local plan for dealing with flooding and coastal erosion.

This multi-million-pound investment will deliver a tidal barrier and flood walls to protect key infrastructure and businesses as well as providing a boost to the offshore energy and tourism sectors.  

The funding is the single-largest award to any scheme in England, and forms part of the £170 million-pound investment to accelerate 22 shovel-ready flood defence projects, which will drive growth and unlock a range of benefits for local economies across the country.

Peter Aldous, MP for Waveney said “The Government’s announcement of £43 million to complete the Lowestoft Flood Defence Project, including the provision of flood walls and a tidal barrier, is extremely welcome. It will protect those homes and businesses that were devastated in the Storm Surge of 5th December 2013, in which 158 homes and 233 commercial properties in Lowestoft and Oulton Broad were flooded, and many people were made homeless and lost all their possessions.

The scheme will encourage businesses to expand and move in to the area, including in the offshore energy and fishing sectors, will protect the town centre at a time that we need to be driving forward a renaissance in the high street, and will safeguard vital infrastructure, such as the railway station.

Lowestoft is going to be incredibly busy in the next few years, with both this project and the building of the 3rd Crossing. In the short term this will provide a much needed boost to the local economy and in the long term it will lay the foundations for an exciting future, in which we must ensure that local people obtain the maximum benefit.”

Contact Peter Aldous MP

Coronavirus - COVID-19

Image by Olga Lionart from Pixabay

For the latest Government advice on the Coronavirus pandemic visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus

For the latest medical advice visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

For business support click here

To become an NHS Volunteer Responder click here

Coronavirus - COVID-19: The Government Action Plan

COVID-19: guidance for employers and businesses

UK/Italy bid to host the global climate change summit in 2020

Lowestoft and Waveney Business Awards

The Renaissance of East Anglian Fisheries

Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill

Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill

Surgeries

All surgeries are cancelled at the moment. Please contact me on
peter.aldous.mp@parliament.uk

 

A47 Alliance

Suppor the A47 Alliance

Download the report...

A47 Gateway to Growth

SEARCH

Search form

Your Local Councillors

Enter your Postcode below for details of all your elected representatives:

  

Constituency Map

View Waveney in a larger map