Copley Flood Alleviation Scheme

Flooding at Copley occurs due to overtopping of the embankment on the left bank of the River Calder. Water also seeps through the railway embankment from the cricket field (this is an informal flood storage area) and some flooding can occur from the canal overtopping.

Copley Village has a history of flooding, with the most severe incidents occurring on Boxing Day 2015, June 2012 and January 2008. During the flooding in 2015, Copley Bridge, which connects the main village with St. Stephen's Church, was severely damaged and had to be demolished and rebuilt.

Over the past few years we have carried out a number of temporary repairs to the embankment, whilst we have been developing a project to better protect the village against future flood risk.

The work in Copley will involve improvements to the existing flood embankment that surrounds the village, work at the cricket pitch to speed up the rate of drainage and also solutions to manage and reduce surface water risk. The main construction work is due to commence early this year.

Latest Information

Keeping You Informed - Increased noise and vibration - April 24
Information Bulletin No.1 - March 24
Current Planned Sequence of Works - March 24
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - March 24


The map to the left shows the scheme for Copley.

A public drop-in event was held on Wednesday 4th October 2023 at the Cricket Club, Copley Lane. The drop-in provided an opportunity for the local community to find out more information about the plans for this area and meet the project team. 

Click here to view information shared at the drop-in.


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