What are the key areas covered in the Plan?
The Plan sets out a programme of work that will help our area to recover from the floods, improve resilience and reduce the risk of flooding. It focuses on four key areas:
- Strengthening defences – projects and schemes to reduce flooding from rivers and surface water.
- Natural flood management - managing the landscape to slow down the flow of water.
- Resilient infrastructure – strengthening our infrastructure - such as sewer systems, electricity substations and transport routes - to ensure it can cope with future floods.
- Community resilience - Working with the community to help them to prepare for and recover from flooding.
Each area is overseen by an operations groups.
To find out more take a look at our Flood Action Plan overview document.
What progress has been made since the Plan was developed?
The Calderdale Flood Action Plan is six years old and incredible progress has been made since the creation of the plan across the key themes. Major accomplishments include the completion of the Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme, better protecting around 400 homes and businesses; the creation of hundreds of natural flood management measures in partnership with local groups; the relocation of vulnerable infrastructure, such as electricity substations; and ongoing support for local volunteer flood wardens.
Download our five years of the Calderdale Flood Action Plan key achievements infographic below. It is by no means exhaustive but highlights some of our key areas of progress.