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Penzance Could Get More Storm Protection

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2:41pm 3rd December 2014
(Updated 2:41pm 3rd December 2014)

Penzance is a step closer to getting more protection from storms.

The government is going to spend a £100,000 to see if an offshore breakwater can be built.

It is after homes and businesses, including the jubilee pool, were pounded by giant waves last winter.

This is on top of funding previously provided to Cornwall County Council to develop flood management solutions for the area.

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has been in Penzance to announce it.

He said: "Earlier this year, Danny Alexander and I saw for ourselves the devastation floods cause to families and businesses in affected areas. In recent decades, flood defences in many areas have been neglected, but those days are coming to an end. We are making a lasting commitment to Cornwall, and other areas hit by chronic flooding, to stand by them as the economy grows stronger.

"I am looking forward to seeing the results of the study into the potential of a breakwater to bolster the existing flood defences. As well as providing peace of mind, such a scheme could also bring much wider benefits such as enabling more local and visiting boats to harbour safely and attracting private investment to the area."

The Mounts Bay study is part of the 2014 National Infrastructure Plan, published this week by Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, which includes over 1400 flood defence projects around the country, providing better protection for 300,000 homes.  The six year programme will help prevent over £30 billion of economic damage.

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2:41pm 3rd December 2014

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