Help reduce flood risk in Brighouse

21st July 2022 News

The Brighouse Catchment Improvement Project is a package of complementary schemes that will reduce flood risk in Brighouse and deliver environmental benefits within the catchment.

The project will not only reduce the risk from flooding to homes and businesses in Brighouse, but enhance and create a robust and resilient green and blue corridor along the Clifton Beck Catchment. These works will improve Water Framework Directive (WFD) status, create and enhance habitats, biodiversity, flood plain connectivity, Natural Flood Management (NFM) through working with natural processes, water quality and land management along Clifton Beck, Red Beck and their tributaries. In addition, the project will create wetland and an area of attraction for people and wildlife in Wellholme Park.

The environment elements ensure that this project is not only a traditional flood alleviation scheme, but delivers truly multi-benefit catchment enhancement outcomes for Brighouse and the surrounding area. This project complements other significant initiatives in the catchment. For example, allowing us to expand on the success of the Clifton Beck Pilot project delivered by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) and part funded by Environment Agency (EA), and delivering a quality bio diverse, green and blue corridor for people and wildlife hand in hand with the Calder Greening Project.

Would you like to contribute to this important and exciting project? We are looking for landowners and farmers to implement natural flood management on their land.  If you own land within the Brighouse catchment and want to know more please contact

A group of white ducks waddling towards an attenuation basin.

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