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
- Community resilience - working with the community to help them to prepare for and recover from flooding
Each area is overseen by an operation group.
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 seven years old and incredible progress has been made since the creation of the plan. Major accomplishments include:
- £133 million secured so far to fund work across the key themes of strengthening defences, natural flood management, resilient infrastructure, and community resilience
- Significant progress on flood alleviation schemes across the borough. By 2026, seven schemes are forecast to be complete, providing better protection to over 1,390 properties
- More than 120 sites in the borough used for natural flood management (NFM) since 2016, involving more than 10 delivery partners, hundreds of volunteers and multiple funding streams
- Opening of a new Flood Information Centre in Hebden Bridge to help keep the community updated with progress to reduce the risk of flooding in the town
Download our seven 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.