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Yorkshire flood funds to double by 2002

FUNDING FOR new flood defences in Yorkshire in 2002 have been boosted to £18M, the Environment Agency said this week, double the 1999 level of £9M.

Agency regional flood defence manager David Wilkes said the increased funding would ensure vital defence work would go ahead without delay.

An extra £3.8M in grant aid was approved by flood minister Elliot Morley last week for raising defences alongside the River Derwent to protect the towns of Malton, Norton and Old Malton.

The cash comes from a £80M pot for 2002/03 agreed by the government in November 2000.

And local flood defence committees also agreed to a 10% increase in their Agency funding which will contribute £19.9M to Yorkshire's overall £38.7M 2002/03 budget for new build, maintenance and operation.

Wilkes said the Agency region was hoping to receive further funding in the long term. 'We need 10 years to do everything we need, ' he said.

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