Flood Risk Reduction Schemes

Copley Embankment Work - November 18

The Environment Agency will shortly be carrying out minor structural work on the river embankment in Copley.  This work involves excavating small sections along the existing embankment and replacing with new materials to address reported seepage issues. This work is expected to commence on the 19th of November and take around a week to complete. 

Sections of the embankment will be fenced off and the informal footpath along the embankment diverted through the village.  Diversion signs for the alternative footpath will be in place before the work starts.

As part of the work, analysis of the embankment structure will also be undertaken to help ongoing investigations for wider flood improvement for the village.

AMCO will be carrying out this work on behalf of the Environment Agency and will carry identification at all times.  If you would like to verify that employees are working on behalf of the Environment Agency, please contact the National Customer Contact Centre (NCCC) on 03708 506 506 (from 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday).

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the project team by email: FRRS2@environment-agency.gov.uk.


FRRS phase 1

FRRS 1 schemes at Bacup Road, Shop Lock, Nutclough, Woodland View and Pin Hill are complete. Construction at Burnt Acres to improve highway drainage is complete, and is awaiting final legal agreement with the landowner to be operational. The Strategic Outline Business Case for Park Road, Elland has been submitted and construction is expected to commence and be completed early in 2019.


FRRS phase 2

Group A

  • Cottonstones
  • Machpelah, Hebden Bridge
  • Railes Close, Midgley
  • Calderside, nr. Hebden Bridge
  • Shaw Wood Road, Todmorden
  • Copley Village

Group B

  • Dean Clough, Halifax
  • Oak Hill Clough, Todmorden
  • Commercial Street, Todmorden
  • Sowerby Bridge
  • Walsden
  • Rossendale View, Todmorden
  • Lower Bank House, Barkisland
  • Luddenden Foot
  • Cross Stone Road, Todmorden