Thursday, January 21, 2021

Flood Defences

Leeds West MP criticises government of ‘dithering’ over flood defences

Words: Richard Beecham, local democracy reporter Leeds West's MP has claimed some of their residents are living in fear for their homes due to the...

Mark’s History: Flood defence work continues at Milford Place bridge

Words & Photos: Mark Stevenson I suppose I should put some kind of a warning like ‘don't try this at home’ as they do on...

Five years on from Storm Eva: Flood defences bring hope in Burley and Kirkstall

Boxing Day 2015 saw Storm Eva hit the region, causing the River Aire to break its banks to devastate homes and businesses, costing Leeds...

Leeds had another ‘close shave’ with floods earlier this year, meeting told

One of Leeds’s top flooding experts said the city had a ‘close shave’ earlier this year, due to severe rainstorms during February, writes Richard...

Government pledges extra £22 million for Kirkstall flood defences – updated

More than £22 million in extra government funding has been allocated to flood defences through the Kirkstall Valley and beyond to help stop a...

River Aire footbridge closes for flood prevention work

A popular footbridge over the River Aire has been temporarily closed until August 2021 to allow vital flood defence work to be carried out....

How planting 300,000 extra trees could help prevent flooding in Kirkstall and Burley

More than 300,000 more trees will now be planted in the River Aire catchment area to help reduce flood risk in places like the...

Flood defence works submitted at Kirkstall Railway Viaduct

Plans for flood defences at the historic Kirkstall Railway Viaduct have been submitted by Leeds City Council. The proposals for the Grade II Listed structure...

Video: How flood measures in Earby could help prevent flooding in Kirkstall and Burley

A trial to help test how natural solutions such as wetlands can be used to help reduce the risk of flooding has been successfully...

Rachel Reeves MP leads campaign over flood insurance

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has raised concerns over a Government scheme designed to help secure insurance for those at risk of flooding. Led by...

Chance to view plans to reduce flood risk in Calverley

Residents and business owners in the Apperley Bridge and Calverley area will have the opportunity to view flood defence proposals at two events next...

Storm Dennis: Swollen River Aire and Wortley Beck in photos – UPDATED

Photos: Mark Stevenson & Samantha Stewart & Jim Corah Our community reporters have been out and about capturing the swollen River Aire and Wortley Beck in the...