Public Consultation Event - March 2022
The Environment Agency held a public information event at the Brighouse Central Methodist Church on 9th March 2022. We shared plans and provided an opportunity for the local community to find out more about the scheme and speak to the project team.
The documents we shared are shown below:
Public Consultation Board - Overview of Works
Public Consultation Board - Landscape Connectivity Plan
Public Consultation Board - Wellholme Park Design Concept
Public Consultation Board - Whinney Park Design Concept
There is still an opportunity to provide us with your feedback here.
Past flood incidents
In recent years, businesses and the local community have been impacted by devastating flood incidents which have severely affected the local economy.
The flooding also adversely impacted local infrastructure, making the main route to the M62 and the roads to Elland, Huddersfield and Bradford impassable. Extensive parts of the flood defences along the River Calder throughout Brighouse were damaged.
The scheme for Brighouse will better protect local businesses from the risk of river flooding and support plans for regeneration and new housing.
Due to the economic benefits of the scheme, the project team are working with a number of partners to secure funding. These include:
- West Yorkshire Combined Authority
- Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee
- Highways England
- European Structural and Investment Funds
- Local businesses
The Environment Agency and Calderdale Council have also been successful in securing additional funding from the government to deliver flood risk alleviation schemes across Calderdale.