Flood defences: Praise and criticism of new schemes
25 November 2012 Last updated at 22:30 GMT
Residents of Kempsey, Worcestershire have criticised the village's new flood defences saying it made the flooding worse than in 2007.
But the environment minister Richard Benyon said new systems had helped protect 20,000 homes in the UK.
He said the government will be spending £2.17bn "which will see more flood schemes going ahead".
Ben Ando reports from Kempsey.