Priority 4c: Flood alleviation

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is investing £20 million in a City Region-wide programme to bolster protection for homes and businesses from the devastating effects of flooding, such as the Boxing Day 2015 flooding which caused many millions of pounds worth of damage across the city region.

Scientific consensus suggests that such flooding events will become more common in the future so it is crucial for us to invest in protecting the people, homes and business in our city region.

Schemes we have already funded include innovative use of moveable weirs in Leeds to provide 22,000 homes and 500 businesses with added protection against flooding. 

Priority 4c Projects

  1. Natural Flood Management - River Calder, Colne and Upper Aire

    Our £1.7 million Leeds City Region Growth Deal investment into the Growing Resilience Natural Flood Management programme will introduce a range of practical measures to mimic natural flood protection, slowing the flow of water before it reaches urban areas downstream.

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  2. Wyke Beck

    Our £2.6 million Leeds City Region Growth Deal investment into the Wyke Beck Valley flood alleviation scheme will part-fund works in Killingbeck Meadows, Arthur’s Rein and Halton Moor, in East Leeds. Our investment, which forms part of a £4.8 million investment, will fund the creation of new embankments and flood storage areas to help reduce the risk of flooding to 37 homes in the Dunhill Estate and facilitate housing development on over 19 hectares of land in east Leeds. The project is being led by Leeds City Council.

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  3. Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation

    This project forms part of our £20 million programme to reduce the risk of flooding for homes and businesses across Leeds City Region. Alongside a minimum of £57 million of partner funding, this programme is expected to safeguard up to 1,385 businesses and 11,100 jobs.

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  4. Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 1 (FAS1)

    The project, which is part of our £20 million City Region-wide programme to bolster protection for homes and businesses, opened in October 2017 as one of the largest flood alleviation schemes in the country

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  5. Skipton Flood Alleviation

    We’ve invested £1.5 million of Leeds City Region Growth Deal funding into flood alleviation works in Skipton, designed to provide one in 100 year protection for up to 400 homes and 118 businesses, while also converting 11 hectares of flood plain into land suitable for commercial development.

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