Calderdale Flood Partnership Board has this week approved the allocation of funding for the scheme following detailed investigation work carried out by the Environment Agency.
The Environment Agency will now apply for planning permission and construction is expected to begin in the autumn. Current options for the scheme include walls improvements, the relocation of Caldene Bridge, widening of the river channel at key locations and the strengthening and waterproofing of buildings next to the river. Plans are for the scheme to be completed in phases and widening the river at Greenhill Industrial Estate will continue to be explored.
The project is part of a package of work introduced following the flooding of December 2015. The Environment Agency has completed six new schemes, reducing flood risk to 500 homes as part of a £9m recovery programme across Calderdale. In Mytholmroyd, significant work has already been carried out to clear the channel, repair damaged walls and make safe damaged buildings.