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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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Public thanked for responses in flood protection consultation

Godwin Ekebuisi, Jim Fletcher and Cllr Bryan Lodge by the River Don

14 March 2017 Council leaders have today thanked those who took part in a public consultation on flood protection options for the city. People were asked for their views on how to best protect the Upper Don, Sheaf and Porter valleys, in efforts to prevent a repeat of the devastating Sheffield floods of 2007. Bryan Lodge, cabinet member for the ...

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Sheffield chosen to lead the way in National Flood Resilience Review

Flood defence works in progress at Nursery Street.

Friday 9 September 2016 In a report, released yesterday by the Government, into national flood resilience, Sheffield has been selected as the first core city in England to be protected from flooding to the same standard as London by 2021. The report highlights that Sheffield offers great potential for improving flood protection from its many rivers whilst enabling regeneration of ...

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Contractor appointed for essential River Don maintenance

Volunteer, Hayde Sohze removing debris from the River Don

Monday 13 June 2016 Contractor appointed for essential River Don maintenance A local social enterprise has been appointed to carry out channel maintenance works on the River Don as part of Sheffield City Council’s pioneering Lower Don Valley Flood Defence Project. The River Stewardship Company (RSC) will be managing riverside trees and invasive plants (such as Japanese knotweed and giant ...

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Council calls on Government for investment in flood defences

Friday 22 January 2016 “Protection is cheaper than the cure” is the message that Sheffield City Council is sending to the Government in their request for a further £20 million to protect the city against flooding. The Council has worked with the Environment Agency to develop a comprehensive flood defence programme involving 5 new major schemes. It is estimated 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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