£5,000 grants available for Uttlesford’s flooded homes and businesses

16:19 01 April 2014

Uttlesford District Council headquarters on London Road, Saffron Walden.

Uttlesford District Council headquarters on London Road, Saffron Walden.

Archant

Homeowners and businesses that have been affected by flooding in Uttlesford are now able to apply to the district council for up to £5,000 towards flood prevention and resilience measures.

The government’s Repair and Renew Grant is available to residents and businesses that were affected by the flooding between December 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014.

The grant application form sets out what measures are eligible, and includes works such as altering floors and moving electrics, waterproofing external walls and installing a garage or driveway barrier.

Cllr Susan Barker, cabinet member for environmental services, said: “Although the flooding in this district was not as severe as other parts of the country, we do welcome this funding from central government and are pleased to take on the task of assessing and approving grants for suitable measures to make homes and business premises more resilient to flooding.”

The grant is part of a package of measures recently announced by government to help homeowners and businesses affected by flooding.

In addition to the Repair and Renew grant residents affected by flooding may also be eligible for Council Tax Discount and businesses affected by flooding could be eligible for Business Rates Flooding Relief as well as grant assistance under the Business Support Scheme

Applications forms can be found at uttlesford.gov.uk/repairandrenewalgrant

For further information, contact John Farnell, building control team leader at Uttlesford District Council, at jfarnell@uttlesford.gov.uk or 01799 510538.

0 comments

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Michael Bell

Missing Finchingfield man Michael Bell has been found this morning – and will soon be reunited with his family.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Cllr Alastair Walters (right) fills sandbags for Felsted resident Reg Bentall, parish clerk Diane Smith and Uttlesford District Council’s Emergency Planning Officer Lisa Lipscombe.

Stocks of sandbags have been put in place around Uttlesford as part of a project aimed at giving residents a helping hand this winter.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
FKS School.

Batman, Super man, and even Underpants Man appeared across primary schools across Uttlesford last Friday, when children dressed up as their favourite superheroes to raise money for Children In Need.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A man has died following an incident involving a vehicle in Great Dunmow.

E-edition

Most read stories