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5:57am 3rd December 2014

After the money the detail on new flood defences for north Cornwall is being released.

Bude is having its breakwater beefed up and flood defences restored - while Padstow harbour will see its tidal gate repaired.

£86m in southwest spending also means work in Wadebridge and along the leat in Bodmin and at Wooda in Launceston.

Wadebridge will see flood defence improvements to improve the standard of protection for the town in anticipation of rising sea levels. Sheet piling which forms part of the current flood defence scheme will also be repaired.

Local MP and Government Environment Minister Dan Rogerson said: “In my role as Government Environment Minister I have been working to make sure that Cornwall gets investment to protect more homes and businesses from flooding.

“Today’s £2.3 billion investment in flood defences across the country is good news for Cornwall and for North Cornwall in particular, with projects in the pipeline in Bude, Bodmin, Launceston, Padstow and Wadebridge.

“I will continue to work to make sure that the money we are spending on flood defences is matched by flood relief efforts and emergency planning and preparation so that we will be better equipped to deal with the risk of flooding in the future.”

5:57am 3rd December 2014

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