Flood protection work on hold for at least five years

A van driver stuck in flood water in Shalford (Photo: John Parish)

A van driver stuck in flood water in Shalford (Photo: John Parish)

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Earmarked improvements to flood-prone areas will not take place in the next five years.

Flood risk alleviation work in Braintree and Bocking, costing a combined £156,000, will not happen until 2019/20 at the earliest.

Flooding last Friday blocked the A120 between Bradwell and Coggeshall and caused school closures as many roads became unpassable.

But, in a week that has seen flooding affect large parts of the UK, Braintree and Witham remain low on a list of EA priorities.

See this week's Times for the full story

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11:13am Fri 14 Feb 14

Jack222 says...

I must admit Essex problems do not seem of any importance compared to the rest of the country...
I must admit Essex problems do not seem of any importance compared to the rest of the country... Jack222
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