In photos: Kirkstall flood defences and Bramley play

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Work on the flood defences along the banks of the River Aire in Kirkstall and Newlay is continuing.

Photographer Susan Tellum captured some of the latest work on the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) scheme, which, as WLD reported last year, was due to be finished in 2022 but had also run into a series of delays including a series of technical and on-site difficulties, as well as managing inflationary costs attached to the multi-million pound scheme.

Once completed, the scheme will protect homes and businesses to prevent a repeat of the Boxing Day 2015 floods, which saw parts of the Kirkstall Valley under water when the River Aire broke its banks.

Photographer Susan Telllum captured the latest of flood defences with her camera – along with parts of Bramley – below:

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