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24 Mar 2023
Works completed to alleviate the risk of flooding from Farnley Wood Beck
The Farnley Wood Beck flood alleviation scheme reduces flood risk to 15 properties and key infrastructure in Churwell from Farnley Wood Beck.
31 Jan 2023
An update on the progress of flood alleviation works in Leeds
Leeds City Council can today provide an update on its multi-million-pound work to reduce local flooding risk – and has reminded residents of the steps they can take to protect themselves and their homes during the wettest months of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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