Good news today of a £22 million flood defence scheme for Exeter.
This is great news. I’d like to thank Exeter City Council and Devon County Council for their help in lobbying and the floods Minister Richard Benyon for heeding our concerns. As well as the Express and Echo for their campaigning on the issue. Not only should the work help reduce the risk of serious flooding to Exeter in the years to come, it will also provide a much needed boost to the local economy and the construction industry in particular. There is likely to be disruption during the construction phase – but that is inevitable and is a small price to pay for better protection from the devastating impact of flooding in the long term.