Tidal Defences Business Partnership
What is the challenge?
The tidal defences along the River Yare are vital to attracting and sustaining business investment and jobs in key industries that are essential to the prosperity of the local, regional and national economies. The defences at Great Yarmouth also defend large areas of existing residential and commercial property, as well as important infrastructure.
The Environment Agency has a robust, deliverable plan to refurbish the defences in five-year phases over the coming decades, with the first phase of works now complete. The second phase of work is to refurbish 2.65km of defences over the next five years.
Most of the required funding for this phase will come from Defra Flood Defence Grant in Aid, but further funding is required from partners and those benefiting from the flood protection for this phase of work to proceed.