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Schemes to protect city from flooding take a step forward

Leppings Lane in the 2007 floods

24 March 2017 It’s one of the largest flood defence programmes in any UK city. Last year we consulted the public on options being considered for the Upper Don and Sheaf catchments, as part of the Protecting Sheffield from Flooding programme. And now, following public feedback and further technical analysis, some of the options can be ruled out, while others ...

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First of city’s new flood defence schemes to complete this year

New flood defences on the River Don at Forgemasters

23 March 2017 It’s almost a decade since the tragic floods of 2007 brought devastation to Sheffield’s communities. And now, a flood defence scheme on the River Don, which started in design in 2014, is progressing well with construction and is due to be completed later this year. The Lower Don Valley (LDV) scheme is one of six flood protection ...

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Porter Brook Pocket Park wins prestigious Living Waterways Award

Porter Brook Pocket Park

15 September 2016 Sheffield’s Porter Brook Pocket Park project was announced as the Winner in the ‘Contribution to the Built Environment’ category at the 2016 Living Waterways Awards ceremony, held at Birmingham Town Hall last night (14 September 2016). Launched by the Canal & River Trust in February, and sponsored by Kier, Arcadis, CPC Civils and Fountains, the Living Waterways ...

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Stormy weather this weekend

13 November 2015 Stormy and wet weather is forecast for the Sheffield area this weekend. People are advised to follow the forecasts and guidance issued by the Met Office and the Environment Agency. This includes taking extra care when out and about, particularly on roads which may be subject to flooding. In preparation the Streets Ahead team has checked that ...

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Residents welcome flood alleviation scheme – video

Julie Greaves at Valley Cottages, Mosborough

Mosborough resident Julie Greaves has welcomed a new flood alleviation scheme which was officially launched today (Monday 21 September). Residents at the bottom of High Street in Mosborough have previously suffered with flooding due to a damaged culvert near their properties. And now, works are underway to replace the culvert with a new pipeline, in what is one of the first ...

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Flood alleviation scheme welcomed by Sheffield community

Flood and water manager at Sheffield City Council Jim Fletcher, Clive Betts MP, Cllr Tony Downing, Prof Colin Mellors - chairman of the Regional and Coastal Committee and Cllr David Barker.

A new flood alleviation scheme has been welcomed by a Sheffield community which has experienced severe flooding in the past. Residents at the bottom of High Street in Mosborough have suffered with flooding due to a damaged culvert near their properties. And now, works are underway to replace the culvert with a new pipeline, in what is one of the ...

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