Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme

Survey Work – Pavement Diversions

The Environment Agency is working with Calderdale Council to design and build a Flood Alleviation Scheme for Hebden Bridge.

As part of informing our continuing design work for the scheme, we need to carry out in-depth survey work at a number of locations throughout the town. Some pavements will be closed to pedestrians during this work.

Following on from survey work carried out last year by our design consultant, Mott MacDonald, we now need to carry out intrusive surveys to assess the strength of some existing structures and buildings which will form part of the overall flood alleviation scheme.

Any property and/or asset owners who will be affected by this survey work have been contacted directly to discuss the proposals. The surveys will consist of taking cores from walls, inspecting and recording the materials that are recovered, in order to inform the design team of the thickness and nature of wall constructions. These results will subsequently provide a thorough understanding of the existing structures and buildings, thereby minimising the level of construction work required.

To carry out this work, there will be a need for localised pavement diversions to close off access to specific areas.

Signs will be in place to clearly mark the closures and diversion routes will be signposted. Maps of the diversion routes can be found here

Details for these pavement closures are listed below:

  • 16th June (07:30 – 17:00) Packhorse Bridge
  • 16th & 17th June (07:30 – 17:00) 10th to 20th July – approximate dates, to be confirmed (07:30 – 17:00) New Road Bridge Eastern Footpath (Western Footpath remains open)
  • 29th June to 9th July (07:30 – 17:00) St George's Bridge Eastern Footpath (Western Footpath remains open)

In line with the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions, we will ensure that all work carried out is done so in line with the 'safe systems of work' outlined by Public Health England and will continue to review our activities based on Government guidance. Please note that all our staff carry identification.

If you would like to verify that any employees are carrying out work on our behalf please contact our National Customer Contact Centre (NCCC) on 03708 506 506 (from 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday).

If you would like to contact a member of the project team, please email.

Added: Tuesday, 9 June 2020