Flood defence works along Snaith river bank have been awarded £3.2m in funding by the government.
The funding was confirmed in the House of Commons last week, where Goole MP Andrew Percy welcomed the news.
Mr Percy has long been calling for action on flood defences in the area, and held a meeting with the Environment Agency last November. They have undertaken an assessment of the river banks and is currently evaluating the results collected.
A report is due at the end of March from the EA, which will show the extent of the works needed. The Resevoirs Panel Engineer has already made their recommendations and once the report has been finalised, the proposals will be able to go to the EA board for approval. Designs will then be drawn up and work should start later this year.
Mr Percy said: "This announcement is really positive for local residents. While we need to wait for the specific detail of the works required, I am pleased that the government recognises the need to invest locally and is taking a proactive approach. The final scheme may not cost the full amount but at least this money has been guaranteed and the EA can now get on with finalising the scheme itself."
Cllr Caroline Fox added: "We are really pleased that after the near collapse of the bank previously that the EA has received this money. This project will be on top of works already at Rawcliffe Bridge and Swinefleet but we will continue to work for other schemes locally, such as Reedness."
Cllr John Barrett states: "This project is something that we as local councillors, along with Andrew and the Town Council have long called for locally. The EA has assured us that they intend to hold an open evening in Snaith once the report has been concluded in late March, and details for this will be advertised as soon as possible to keep residents fully informed."