Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme

Hebden Bridge Consultation Feedback Report

Following the consultation held on the 27th June 2017 regarding the proposals for the Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme, we have collated all the feedback received and prepared the attached report - please click here to view.

The report will inform the issues we need to consider as we develop the proposals for the scheme and compiles all the comments we’ve received so far – you've told us what you like and don’t like about the proposals and what’s important to you.

We are now in the process of developing the outline design for the scheme and will continue to work with affected parties and wider community groups.    As we begin to finalise the outline design, we will hold another consultation event and demonstrate how the issues raised through the design process have been addressed.

If you have any comments or questions regarding this report, please do get in touch at hebdenbridgefas@environment-agency.gov.uk.


Consultation open for public to have their say on

Hebden Bridge flood risk work

An exhibition of plans to reduce flood risk in Hebden Bridge has been moved to other locations to give people time to have their say following its launch at a drop-in event last week.

The display, which includes architects drawings, photographs and an explanation of various options considered, will now move to Mytholmroyd Flood Centre with a smaller version remaining at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Staff will be on hand at Mytholmroyd Flood Information Centre to listen to any concerns and talk through the proposals for the town’s flood alleviation scheme, which will improve the protection for up to 500 homes and businesses. The centre which is located on the Community Centre car park is open Mondays and Fridays 10am-4pm and Wednesdays 1pm until 7pm.

The public consultation will be open for four weeks until Tuesday 25th July. Feedback from the consultation will be considered when finalising plans for the flood alleviation scheme.

The plans were launched at an event at Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Tuesday 27 June where representatives from Environment Agency and partners including Calderdale Council, Canal and Rivers Trust, Yorkshire Water, National Trust and Slow the Flow Calderdale, talked to over 100 visitors about what they are doing to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley.

Environment Agency Flood Risk Manager Adrian Gill said: “We are really keen to get as much feedback as possible from local people on our proposals to help us deliver the best possible solutions for their community. If you would like to talk about flood protection or our plans then do drop into our local flood information centre.”

The plans are available here. 

Group 1_Hebden Bridge - Introduction_public_consultation_posters_grouped

Group 2_Hebden Bridge - River Modelling_public_consultation_posters_grouped

Group 3_Hebden Bridge - Surface Water Modelling_public_consultation_posters_grouped

Group 4_Hebden Bridge - Canal_public_consultation_poster

Group 5_Hebden Bridge - Upstream Storage_public_consultation_posters_grouped

Group 6_Hebden Bridge - Environmental Considerations_public_consultation_posters_grouped

Group 7_Hebden Bridge - Landscape_public_consultation_posters_grouped

Group 8_Hebden Bridge - Proposal Impact_public_consultation_poster


If you have any questions or to give feedback please email: hebdenbridgefas@environment-agency.gov.uk