Autumn start for £30m Yorkshire village flood scheme

Aaron Morby 7 years ago
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A joint venture between VolkerStevin, Bosklas Westminter and Atkins is set to start work this autumn of the Mytholmroyd village flood alleviation scheme in West Yorkshire.

Caldene Bridge is to be moved
Caldene Bridge is to be moved

The Environment Agency will be submitting a series of submissions for planning permission this week, with further submissions planned for September allowing construction to start on the £30m scheme in November

The scheme for Mytholmroyd, which is down-stream from Hebden Bridge, has been developed in partnership with Calderdale Council after serious flooding affected Calderdale in 2012 and 2015.

Scheme works

  • New, raised flood and improved walls
  • The relocation of Caldene Bridge
  • Widening of the river channel at key locations
  • Strengthening and waterproofing of buildings next to the river.

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said: “The works in Mytholmroyd are part of an ongoing programme to reduce the risk of flooding across Calderdale.

The second phase of a demolition is currently being carried out at a site on the main A646 Burnley road through the village which is expected to take a further six weeks.

This involves demolishing three two-storey buildings, including a former post office, which has been relocated to the nearby Grange Dene complex. The properties are being demolished to prevent any further collapse during another flood event.

Plans are for the scheme to be completed in phases and widening the river at Greenhill Industrial Estate will continue to be explored.

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