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Flood Alleviation Scheme update
28th November 2015 / 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Leeds City Council and its Contractor BMMJV (BAM Nuttall and Mott MacDonald joint venture) are delivering a Flood Alleviation Scheme (Leeds FAS) to reduce flood risk from the River Aire and the Hol Beck in the city centre between Leeds Station and Thwaite Mills.
The construction includes: the removal and replacement of two existing fixed weirs at Crown Point and Knostrop with two movable weirs; the removal of a length of Knostrop Cut island (merging the river and canal); and the installation of linear flood defences (low level walls/landscaping) within the city centre.
The works adjacent to Crown Point Weir will commence in early January 2016, with advanced works occurring on Fearns Island and Fearns Wharf (on the riverside path) during November and December 2015.
Two drop-in events will help inform local residents, businesses and other stakeholders about the upcoming works, as well as providing an opportunity to ask questions directly to members of the project team.
An animation showing the proposed construction sequencing and methodology at Crown Point Weir will also be available to view.
You can attend Crown Point Open Day Events to find out more about the beneficial work being undertaken to reduce flood risk.