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Otley could get £80,000 flood defence
1:27pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
Otley residents are to be consulted over a £80,000 flood defence improvement scheme.
Leeds City Council is proposing to repair a collapsing culvert under the road by Otley Bridge, clear river debris and rebuild the headwall at Wharfemeadows Park.
The plan follows the discovery of the badly collapsing culvert, running under Billams Hill, by the council’s underwater inspections team earlier this year and other structural damage caused by previous flooding.
The consultation, as part of the Leeds Local Flood Risk Management Strategy, will begin next Monday and run for two months.
Councillor Sandy Lay (Lib Dem, Otley & Yeadon) said: “I am pleased that we will be consulting with residents to inform them of the local flood defence strategy for Otley.
“The strategy will ensure that homeowners and businesses’ needs are taken into account, whilst providing comprehensive and sustainable protection from flooding in the area.”
The Otley scheme has been allocated an £80,000 slice of the £32.5 million funding the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is providing for the upgrade of flood defences across Leeds.
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