Stubbing Holme Road Flood Alleviation Scheme

The Stubbing Holme Road scheme aims to improve protection to approximately 56 residential properties and three businesses.

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About the scheme

Additional government funding announced in 2019 for the Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme has meant that the Environment Agency has been able to revisit designs for the Stubbing Holme Road area, which had previously been put on hold.

The Stubbing Holme Road Flood Alleviation Scheme is being developed as a separate project from the main Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme.

Stubbing Holme Road is at risk from flooding from the River Calder and Rochdale Canal. It is located upstream of Hebden Bridge on the River Calder and includes a tributary, Colden Clough, which meets the Calder at a confluence by the Longstaff Court cul-de-sac.

The plans for the scheme include:

  • Raising and strengthening river walls along Stubbing Holme Road.
  • Strengthening and installing walls along Rochdale canal.
  • A flow diversion solution at Longstaff Court to return water to the river.
  • Improving protection to riverside properties.
Latest information

In the coming months the Environment Agency will be carrying out detailed design activities which will involve surveys, site investigations and stakeholder engagement.

As we progress with the design, we now need to ensure that the scheme is cost beneficial and until the full scope of scheme is finalised, the costs will not be fully understood. We cannot start construction until costs have been finalised and all funding secured. Due to the complexity of the locations and proposed interventions, there may be risk of costs increasing. Whilst the current project costs include an allowance to address potential cost increases, the Environment Agency and Calderdale Council will continue to pursue additional funding sources, on top of those already secured to further mitigate against this risk.

Keeping You Informed - August 2021

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Working with the community

The Environment Agency regularly holds meetings with partners, local councillors and community representatives to provide them with updates on progress of the scheme. A key stakeholder group has been set up - a list of represented groups can be found here.  You can view the latest updates shared at the meeting in the link below.

November 22 - Update

The project team has also taken part in community forums such as the Hebden Bridge Business Forum and the Disability Access Forum to get feedback on proposals for the scheme.

As details of the design of the scheme develop there will be further consultations with people who are affected to discuss proposals.

If you have any questions regarding any of the planned work in this area, please email: or call in and see us in the Town Hall on a Monday from 10am - 2pm.

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