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Striking new murals highlight industrial heritage and wildlife protected by the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme: Doors Press Release

02 Feb 2024

Striking new murals highlight industrial heritage and wildlife protected by the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme

The murals, painted by artist James Mayle and funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund celebrate heritage and wildlife, add vibrancy to the area and act as a deterrent for vandalism. 

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Winter storm season requires us to be prepared, as major flood and climate resilience works across Leeds continue: Knostrop Weir Fergus

13 Dec 2023

Winter storm season requires us to be prepared, as major flood and climate resilience works across Leeds continue

Leeds City Council is progressing a variety of flood alleviation schemes to protect homes, businesses, and infrastructure across the city from the impacts of the climate emergency. As storm season continues, the council is urging everyone in Leeds to learn how they can prepare for flooding. 

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Leeds flood defences perform as designed during Storm Babet: Knostrop - weir down

30 Oct 2023

Leeds flood defences perform as designed during Storm Babet

Leeds City Council has today issued an update on the current known impacts of Storm Babet, which brought high winds and heavy rain between October 19-21 2023.  

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21 Aug 2023

Plan ahead: partial closures around Apperley Road, Harrogate Road and Parkin Lane in Apperley Bridge start on 23 August 2023 for flood alleviation works

Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 2 (LFAS2) works to protect areas of Apperley Bridge from flooding are progressing well, with the strengthening of Apperley Lane Bridge expected to be completed by Thursday 24 August.

The next phase of Leeds FAS2 works in the area will begin immediately afterwards and will require partial road closures in the area. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys.

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Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 2 works underway to protect rail infrastructure in Kirkstall: Flooding to the railway by Kirkstall Bridge in 2015

21 Jun 2023

Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 2 works underway to protect rail infrastructure in Kirkstall

Construction is underway to protect a section of railway by Kirkstall Bridge that has flooded several times in the past, most notably in the 2015 Boxing Day floods. 

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1,000 trees planted as part of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 2: Leeds City Council executive member for infrastructure and climate, Councillor Helen Hayden tree planting at the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme flood storage area

08 Mar 2023

1,000 trees planted as part of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 2

Work has started to plant thousands of trees at the site of a new flood storage area – a vital part of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 2 (FAS2).

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An update on the progress of flood alleviation works in Leeds: Leeds FAS2 Flood Storage Area December 2022

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.

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Celebrating five years of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme: Knostrop - weir down

07 Oct 2022

Celebrating five years of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme

Leeds City Council and the Environment agency have reflected on the impact of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 1 (Leeds FAS1) since its launch five years ago.

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Works on the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 2 set to begin in Apperley Bridge: Mock up of flood walls on Apperley Rd

25 Mar 2022

Works on the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 2 set to begin in Apperley Bridge

In March 2022, works will begin to reduce the likelihood of flooding in Apperley Bridge as part of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 2 (Leeds FAS2).

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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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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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