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Floods: Chester

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 34578, tabled on 16 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the level of financial support required for Cheshire West and Chester Council following the flood damage caused by Storm Christoph.

Answered on

26 July 2021

Cheshire West and Chester Council receive unringfenced funding through the local government finance settlement to spend on local priorities

Following Storm Christoph MHCLG officials worked with local authority partners and the Environment Agency to determine the extent of the impacts of flooding from Storm Christoph and if additional financial support was appropriate.

Government support for recovery costs is predicated on the Flood Recovery Framework, which is activated when impacts are severe and widespread. Further financial support was not judged necessary on this occasion.