Next Phase of Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme
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Survey works are starting at a listed bridge in Bradford, to create a detailed design to reduce flood risk in the area for the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme, informs the Environment Agency.
The work is being carried out by contractors BMMjv at Apperley Bridge and is expected to last 4 weeks.
The survey is being done as part of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme, led by Leeds City Council in partnership with the EA.
Leeds City Council executive member for environment and active lifestyles Councillor Mohammed Rafique said: “This survey work is essential as part of our commitment to carrying out the next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme and protecting communities all along the River Aire from the risk of flooding.”
Phase 2 of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme, led by Leeds City Council in partnership with the Environment Agency, is a £112.1 million project which is being delivered in two steps.
The first step, starting this autumn, will use £65 million funding already secured from the government, alongside additional financial support from Leeds City Council and partners.
This will reduce the risk of flooding along an 8km stretch of the River Aire from Leeds city center through the A65 Kirkstall Road corridor and will provide an initial level of protection against the threat of flooding from the River Aire which equates to a 1 in 100 (1%) chance of flooding in any given year.
The work at Apperley Bridge will form part of the second step of the scheme.