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

We contributed £3.8 million towards the £53 million Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme phase 1 (FAS1) in Leeds that uses state-of-the-art moveable weirs at Crown Point and Knostrop to provide 22,000 homes and 500 businesses with added protection against flooding.

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.

In addition to the moveable weirs, the Leeds City Region Growth Deal funding has also helped to fund a merging of the river and canal and upscaled flood walls and embankments stretching 4.5km.

This is the first time that moveable weirs have been used in the UK for flood alleviation purposes.

The Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme phase 2 (FAS2) is currently in development.

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Project details

Project Lead

Leeds City Council

District/ Area

Leeds

Business case summary

 

Funding

£3.8 million Leeds City Region Growth Deal

Project Status

Construction Complete

Start and end dates

Opened October 2017

Delivery partners

Environment Agency

Other funders

Leeds City Council

Environment Agency

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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