Statement on meeting with Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey on Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme phase two funding

A leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake has made the following comment after meeting between a delegation of council leaders and Leeds MPs with Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey on the position regarding funding for the proposed Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme phase two. The leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said:…

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£50million flood defence scheme opens in Leeds

A £50million flood alleviation scheme in Leeds which uses moveable weir technology – a first for flood risk reduction in the UK – has opened today (4 October 2017). The first phase of the award-winning Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme not only uses state-of-the-art flood defence engineering techniques but is one of the largest river…

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Next phase of Leeds flood protection plans on show

Proposals for the second phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme are going on show next month to communities upstream of the city centre. A series of drop-in events are being held in Kirkstall, Horsforth, Rodley and Apperley Bridge areas of Leeds, giving residents the opportunity to view options to reduce the risk of flooding…

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Kirkstall Flood Information Centre opens

A public flood information centre officially opened in Kirkstall in Leeds this week to provide information and advice to homeowners and businesses at risk of flooding. The Team Kirkstall Regeneration Hub, at 352-354 Kirkstall Road, has been set up by Phil Marken of Open Source Arts Ltd and Kirkstall Regen Ltd, the Environment Agency, Leeds City Council and…

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Comment on visit to Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme today by Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said: “The comments today by the Secretary of State were a little disappointing as they offered no new reassurance or commitment to our residents and businesses that the city will get the comprehensive flood defences it urgently needs. The reference to additional funding for the next phase…

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