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Government agrees funding for a new West Kirby flood defence wall

Posted: 12/10/18

The Environment Agency has agreed to part-fund a new £3million flood defence wall that will change the face of West Kirby promenade forever.

The aim is to build a 1.1km wall right along South Parade to protect homes and businesses from rising sea levels and the growing number of tidal surge flooding episodes.

The project will be funded by a £1.7m grant from the Environment Agency, a £500,000 Local Levy contribution from the North West RFCC and £900,000 of Wirral Council funding.

Cllr Phillip Brightmore, Wirral Council’s Cabinet member for Environment, said:

“The proposal to construct a brand new floodwall that will run the length of the promenade at West Kirby is something we have been developing closely with local people for a number of years and we made a strong case that had a lot of support from within the community. We are delighted that the key issue of funding has now been secured and this plan can now move forward and we can put the protection in place that is needed in this location.”

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