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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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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Images from Linton Bridge reopening celebration

A selection of images from the reopening of Linton Bridge in Leeds on Saturday following the completion of a major repair project to restore the bridge to use for the first time since December 27 2015 when it was damaged by flooding caused by the impact of Storm Eva. Linton Bridge carries the minor…

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Repairs to flood-damaged Linton Bridge progressing well

Work continues to progress well on the repairs to the flood-damaged Linton Bridge. Leeds City Council has given its latest update on the project, which is being carried out on the Grade II-listed structure over the River Wharfe between Linton and Collingham. The bridge has been closed since December 27 2015, when it suffered…

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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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Statement in response to publication of National Flood Resilience Review

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said: “Leeds is barely mentioned in this report which really does smack of the government not taking the risk here seriously. Storm Eva caused absolute devastation for residents and businesses in Leeds, with many still recovering. The people of Leeds need the new Secretary of State to…

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