Last chance to find out more about Kirkstall Valley flood defences

25 February 2019

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A final drop-in event is being held to help Kirkstall Valley residents find out more about proposals for the next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme.

The drop-in event on the Flood Alleviation Scheme will take place on Tuesday, 26 February in Milford Sports Club, Beecroft Street, from 2pm to 8pm.

The events have been organised following pressure by community groups and organisations in the Kirkstall and Burley area who were concerned about a lack of consultation on the proposals.

They will have the opportunity to have a look at plans and talk to members of the project team responsible for developing the second phase of the flood defences being proposed to protect communities upstream of the city centre.

Visitors will have the chance to ask questions and get more information about the proposed defences and accessibility works, such as new pedestrian bridges.

The flood defences are planned following the 2015 Boxing day floods with left parts of Kirkstall, Burley, Rodley, the city centre and Armley Mills submerged.

A planning application for the defences was submitted before Christmas and my be considered by councillors next month.

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