Flood protection blow for Yalding
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'Limited benefit' Yalding flood schemes dropped

Flood storage areas designed to protect villages which were under water in 2013 have been ruled out in favour of protection for individual homes.

The areas on the Rivers Teise and Beult in Kent were part of a £35m scheme to protect Yalding, where more than 200 homes were flooded over Christmas 2013.

The Environment Agency said communities would be better served by more localised flood defences.

  • 04 Aug 2016