UK: Todmorden Flood Alleviation Scheme Reaches Final Phase

Todmorden Flood Alleviation Scheme Reaches Final Phase

The final phase of the Todmorden Flood Alleviation Scheme is now almost complete and the Environment Agency will use the main contractors, VolkerStevin, to undertake the repair works at Shade.

The Environment Agency and Calderdale Council have awarded a contract to Skipton-based engineering consultants, Jeremy Benn Associates, to develop a range of schemes to reduce the risk of flooding across the Calder Valley.

These will be designed to protect properties from river, surface water, upland run-off and canal flooding.

The schemes will be developed between now and February and consultation with the affected communities will begin in the New Year.

Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “The ongoing work and awarding of this contract shows the Council and Environment Agency’s ongoing support for flood prevention works in the Upper Calder Valley.

The works are part of the Calderdale flood recovery programme, helping local people and businesses become more prepared for flooding.

“Flood awareness month runs through November and this is an ideal opportunity for residents and businesses at risk of flooding to look at preventative actions they can take, such as preparing an interactive personal flood action plan. Details are available on the Environment Agency’s website.”

Once fully developed, the proposals will be subject to financial and planning approvals.

The Environment Agency and Calderdale Council are planning to spend up to £3 million to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley. Construction will begin from summer 2014.


Press Release, November 14, 2013