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Programme Benefits

Sheffield’s Flood and Water Management Capital Investment Programme is planned to run from 2015 – 2021 and aims to deliver the following benefits:

Protect our Communities 

  • 32,000+ existing jobs
  • Protection for 6000 homes at risk of flooding
  • Protection for 1760 businesses
  • Potential flood damage costs avoided of around £1 billion

Grow our Economy

  • Enabling development of 46 hectares of land
  • Potential for 15,000 new jobs
  • 27,000 new homes
  • 40 new businesses
  • £150 million annual economic growth into Sheffield

Transform our Waterways

  • Reliable river maintenance
  • New recreation opportunities
  • Hydro electric power generation
  • Sustainable transport routes
  • Regeneration of 30 hectares of riverside for people and wildlife
  • Improved health and wellbeing