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Leeds’ climate change resilience to be discussed by councillors: Storm Eva Flood

25 Jul 2022

Leeds’ climate change resilience to be discussed by councillors

Senior councillors are set to discuss the city’s resilience against the impacts of climate change at a meeting of Leeds City Council’s Executive Board this week.

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Recently completed Otley Flood Alleviation Scheme Wins Civil Engineering Award: Otley FAS Smeaton Award Win

24 Mar 2022

Recently completed Otley Flood Alleviation Scheme Wins Civil Engineering Award

Days after passing its first test at the hands of Storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklin, there was more good news for the Otley Flood Alleviation Scheme (Otley FAS). Recently, the scheme won the prestigious Smeaton award at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Yorkshire and Humber awards ceremony in Leeds. The awards celebrate the achievements of civil engineering in the Yorkshire and Humber region, with the Smeaton award being the top prize for projects with a budget under £5million. The judges praised the environmentally friendly approach to flood alleviation, how the scheme enhances biodiversity through the daylighting of Kell Beck, and praised the scheme for completing the works successfully so close to Otley Bridge, a scheduled ancient monument.

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Update on extreme weather impact in Leeds: The Otley Flood Alleviation Scheme Embankment

23 Feb 2022

Update on extreme weather impact in Leeds

Leeds City Council has today issued an update on the impact of the storms which have hit the city in recent days.

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Don’t pave it, save it! Leeds residents urged to keep green space in their front gardens and driveways: Allerton Park

12 Nov 2021

Don’t pave it, save it! Leeds residents urged to keep green space in their front gardens and driveways

Leeds City Council has published its ‘Don’t Pave it, Save it’ guidance, which encourages residents to consider the environment and their impact on flood risk when renovating their front garden or driveway.

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Managing Flood Risk in Wharfedale: Community Drop-In Event: LCC Colour

16 Sep 2021

Managing Flood Risk in Wharfedale: Community Drop-In Event

Wharfedale residents are being invited to find out about progress Leeds City Council and the Environment Agency have made in developing options to help reduce the risk of flooding for the area.

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Leader of Leeds City Council welcomes further funding for Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme: Flood scheme Kirkstall Road aerial

14 Jul 2020

Leader of Leeds City Council welcomes further funding for Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme

Response to government announcement of further £22.3million for flood prevention scheme in Leeds

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