Hebden Bridge Flooding

A £41m flood defence scheme in Calderdale, West Yorkshire is set to be complete by Christmas – and now a new project will begin in 2021 to protect neighbouring Hebden Bridge.

Mytholmroyd which sits between Burnley and Halifax has been severely hit by floods in recent years – and this £41m project will ensure the village is prepared before Christmas to protect residents and businesses.

Paul Swales, Senior Advisor at the Environment Agency who’re involved in the Flood Risk & Defence Development Conference, said: “It is fantastic news. We will be winter ready, the scheme will be water-tight and up to flood defence level by Christmas. This project has been an exceptional one – completed in about half the time a project of this scale usually takes. It is a very constrained site bringing problems with traffic management and disruption to the community, and lots of unforeseen circumstances such as water main bursts.” [emaillocker id=”71749″]

Following confirmation the project would be completed by Christmas the Environment Agency the organisation shared further details on the Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme which will better protect properties at Errigden as well as Hebden Bridge town centre. Work on these projects will begin in the summer of 2021. Tormorden is also in line for works which will begin in January.

Register online for the Flood Risk & Defence Development Conference: https://www.built-environment-networking.com/event/flood-prevention-conference/