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Floods: Dartford

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 209884, tabled on 10 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent on flood defences in Dartford in the last 12 months; and what future such spending is planned in the next 12 months.

Answered on

17 October 2014

Revenue spend

The Dartford area covers three flood risk management systems and one major structure - the Dartford Creek Barrier.

Spend for last 12 months (£K)

Remaining budget for 2014/15 (£K)

Funding needs identified for 2015/16 (£K) (not yet approved)

Thames

71.1

59.7

80.7

Dartford

4.4

0

23.7

South Darent

0

0

17.3

Dartford Creek Barrier

135.0

65.0

135.0

Capital spend

In the next 12 months we will carry out an initial assessment to assess flood risk in Dartford town centre from the fluvial River Darent at a cost of approximately £50K.

Capital expenditure on the Dartford Creek Barrier has been as follows:

Spend for last 12 months (£K)

Remaining budget for 2014/15 (£K)

Funding needs identified for 2015/16 (£K) (not yet approved)

Dartford Creek Barrier

65.0

120.0

200.0