Grants to help protect properties against surface water flooding are now available for residents in Essex.
Applications for Property Level Protection (PLP) grants, of up to £5,000, can be made by individual homeowners via the Essex County Council website and are available for residents to apply for now.
Grant recipients must be residential homeowners who have been flooded internally within the past three years from ordinary watercourse, groundwater and surface water flooding and can provide evidence of the impact of the flooding event.
The type of equipment that could be installed with the support of the grant includes:
• Flood resistant doors
• Passive flood barriers
• Temporary or demountable aperture barriers
• Flood safety door
The grant is intended to improve the resilience of internally flooded residential properties by funding measures and, where appropriate, communities can pool their grants together in order to undertake community resilience measures (i.e. terraced houses).
To find out more about the grants and to fill out an online PLP application form please visit http://www.essex.gov.uk/flooding and look under the ‘Apply’ tab
More information is contained in this short animation which explains the scheme in simple terms.