£30 million flood scheme to start in Yorkshire

Here at Mone Bros we like to keep up-to-date with construction and other industry news and developments, especially those taking place in the local area. This week we were pleased to learn that a new £30 million flood scheme is set to begin in the autumn to help protect the West Yorkshire village of Mytholmroyd.

The flood alleviation scheme will be carried out by Atkins, VolkerStevin and Bosklas Westminter. Calderdale Council has also been a partner in the scheme’s development. The work itself will include Caldene Bridge being relocated, new raised flood walls, waterproofing and strengthening of properties adjacent to the river and the widening of the river at several points.

In the past flooding has affected Calderdale significantly, particularly during the period of 2012 to 2015. On Boxing Day in 2015, Hebden Bridge, which is situated further up the river from Mytholmroyd, flooded and caused extensive damage to the village and surrounding area. Councillor Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, has stated that the floods “caused devastation across 25 miles of Calderdale. Over 2000 residents and more than 1000 businesses were flooded.”

It is therefore welcome news that the scheme work will begin this autumn and help to make the area as a whole more resilient to flooding. Planning submissions by the Environment Agency are due to begin this month, with the programme expected to be carried out in stages.

Mone Bros has been established for more than 50 years and during this time has built up a reputation for being one of the leading providers of professional services in the construction sector. We supply a wide variety of equipment to sites across the UK and work with some of the UK’s leading public and private organisations. To find out more about the services we offer, please get in touch by calling 0113 2523636.

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