Thursday, September 24, 2020

Flood Defences

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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

Photos: Mark Stevenson & Samantha Stewart & Jim Corah Our...

Live blog: Storm Dennis hits West Leeds – River Aire flood alert latest

Just a week after Storm Ciara caused havoc across Leeds, the city is bracing itself for the second severe storm in the...

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves demands flood defence action following near miss

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has said Kirkstall and Burley came just 'a few centimetres' from a disaster during Storm Ciara on...

Kirkstall Road: MP and businesses re-new calls for greater flood defence funding

Work yesterday started on multi-million pound flood defence scheme to protect parts of Leeds city centre and the Kirkstall valley from flooding.

Kirkstall: Work starts today on £112 million flood defences

Work has started on flood defences to protect Leeds city centre and the Kirkstall Valley. Construction on the second...