Thursday, January 21, 2021

Flood Defences

Leeds Natural Flood Management plans on show in Skipton

Plans to plant thousands of trees to reduce the flood risk along the River Aire - including Kirkstall, Burley and Armley - will be...

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves: Where are our flood defences?

Where are our flood defences? That was the question Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves today asked the government in the House of Commons. Ms Reeves...

Rodley Nature Reserve will NOT form part of Leeds flood defences

A community campaign has persuaded council chiefs NOT to include Rodley Nature Reserve as part of planned flood defences in the area. Rodley Nature Reserve...

How will flood defences protect Kirkstall in future?

Plans to protect Kirkstall, Burley and parts of Armley from flooding will take a step closer to reality this week. Here's what we know about...

Have your say on Burley and Kirkstall flood defence proposals

Proposals for flood defences are going on show next month in West Leeds. A series of drop in events are being held in Kirkstall, Burley,...

Long read: What new flood measures mean for Burley, Kirkstall, Rodley and Armley Mills

Proposals to plant ‘many hundreds of thousands’ of new trees along the River Aire catchment form part of an ambitious range of measures to...

Chancellor urged ‘not to forget’ Kirkstall Road flood victims

'Don't forget about us!' That was the message given to Chancellor Philip Hammond as a Kirkstall restaurant finally reopens - 15 months after the...

Flood defences: Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves hails ‘productive’ meeting

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has hailed a 'productive' meeting with Floods Minister Therese Coffey. Ms Reeves yesterday led a delegation of eight Leeds MPs...

Kirkstall flood defences: Council to develop proposals

Senior councillors in Leeds are set to approve developing proposals for additional flood defences to help protect Kirkstall. The council's executive board will vote next...

Kirkstall flood defences: ‘We’re far from seeing anything actually happening on the ground’

New raised flood defences between Newlay and Leeds city centre could help prevent flooding along Kirkstall Road, a new Environment Agency report has said. The...

Kirkstall Forge: Flood defence plans resubmitted

Flood defence plans to protect the £400 million Kirkstall Forge development have been resubmitted by developer. The move comes a month after parts of the...

Kirkstall Road flood defences: Government agrees to feasibility study

Calls for a £3 million investigation to explore new flood defence measures to protect Leeds - including Kirkstall Road - have tonight received Government...