• KWVR at Haworth

  • Rodley Nature Reserve Fish Pass

    Rodley Nature Reserve Fish Pass

  • Green Ripples

  • Castleford Millenium Bridge

  • River Aire at Ferrybridge

  • Malham Cove

  • Saltaire

Stopping flooding in Leeds – FAS2 consultation

Flooding on Kirkstall Road, Leeds at Xmas 2015Leeds FAS2 is the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 2. This major flood risk management scheme is being designed to substantially reduce the risk of any repeat of the Xmas 2015 flooding.

The Environment Agency and Leeds City Council have been working together for the last 18 months to come up with their outline proposals and these are laid out in this leaflet.

This is an interesting scheme, for at least three reasons:

  1. because of firstly the size (potentially £100 million)
  2. that they have taken a ‘whole catchment’ approach in which possible measure well upstream of Leeds have been explored and
  3. that ‘Natural Flood Management’methods, such as tree planting, land management, leaky dams etc have been considered.

The Aire Rivers trust has already been involved in a network of catchment-wide stakeholders put together to help inform the proposals and we look forward to the detail being released in due course. A scheme as big as this will inevitably have some short-term effects in the locale of the work and so we will be seeking appropriate compensatory and enhancement work to maintain and improve the river.

Meanwhile, you might want to read the leaflet and see what the proposals contain.

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