Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme

The Environment Agency is working with Calderdale Council to design and build a Flood Alleviation Scheme for Hebden Bridge. Hebden Bridge is at risk from flooding from rivers, the Rochdale Canal and surface water. It is located in a steep sided valley where three rivers meet – River Calder, Hebden Water and Colden Clough. The Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) is currently being developed, led by the Environment Agency, to improve protection for 544 properties.

The scheme will consist of:-

  • Raising and strengthening river walls
  • Using glass panels and raising barriers to minimise any intrusion on river views
  • Improving protection to riverside properties
  • Installing a canal overflow
  • Improving the drainage of surface water with a series of gully systems and pumping stations Construction in Hebden Bridge is currently expected to start Summer 2021.

For further information from the Environment Agency and to read their latest bulletin please visit the Eye on Calderdale website

Added: Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Photos from Hebden Royd