Thursday, January 21, 2021

Flood Defences

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 form of...

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 Sunday. Ms Reeves...

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. The long-awaited measures...

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 phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation...

Have your say: Drop-ins reveal detailed flood defence plans in Kirkstall

People who live and work in West Leeds are being invited to attend two drop-in events this month to view the first of the...

Kirkstall Valley: Council leader calls for Government flood defence funding decision

The Leader of Leeds City Council is calling on the government to make a decision to be made over the remaining funding for the...

Rachel Reeves MP renews calls for Ministers to plug funding gap for West Leeds flood defences – UPDATED

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves is calling on Ministers to use their upcoming spending blueprint to earmark cash for Leeds’ planned flood defences before...

Rachel Reeves calls on finance chiefs to fund flood defences to protect Leeds

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has written to Conservative and Labour finance chiefs urging them to commit to fully funding planned flood defences to...

Rachel Reeves accuses Chancellor of “insult” to West Leeds by failing to fund flood defences

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has accused Chancellor Sajid Javid of an “insult” to the people of Leeds by failing to fund urgently needed...

Trees planted upstream to help stop repeat of Kirkstall flooding

Hundreds of trees have been planted as part of the first project to trial natural flood management techniques to help improve protection for the...

“Stop dithering” calls over Kirkstall flood defences

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves is calling on the new Environment Secretary to prioritise extra funding for flood defences after what she says is...

Rachel Reeves MP accuses Treasury Minister of “appalling snub” over Kirkstall flood defences

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has accused Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss of ignoring the North after the minister refused to visit...