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Progress made on Kirkstall flood defences, says council

‘Significant progress’ has been made on the flood wall surrounding Kirkstall Bridge Inn, Leeds council has said.

Work installing one-in-200-year flood defences s ongoing throughout the Kirkstall Valley to prevent a re-occurrence of the devastating Boxing Day floods almost seven years ago. Lower parts of the pub were left in up to eight feet of flood water.

Leeds City Council has posted an update on the progress of the works, which earlier this month also saw work started in the grounds of historic monument Kirkstall Abbey.

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Scour protection has recently been installed along the riverbank next to Kirkstall Bridge Inn, which will protect the new flood defence wall.

The new causeway at Kirkstall Meadow. Photo: Leeds City Council

A Leeds City Council spokesperson added: “We have also constructed a causeway in this area to give us access to Kirkstall Meadows. We are now constructing our site compound in this area.

“At our Flood Storage Area in Cragg Wood near to Calverley and Horsforth we have made significant progress on the central walls. The concrete pours are due to complete in the coming days.

“The embankments are also ongoing, using materials sources just metres away.”

Detailed updates on works throughout the Kirkstall Valley and beyond can be found here.

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