Business chiefs back flood fund

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BUSINESS leaders have welcomed £11 million of Government funding towards new flood defences in the Lower Don Valley.

The money is being offered on condition Sheffield Council can obtain match funding from sources such as the European Union and businesses, which could see up to £22 million available.

Richard Wright, executive director of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said: “It is important that the Lower Don Valley is protected. We want to ensure that investment in the area continues and that new businesses are encouraged to move there.”