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Read more about the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme.
As many customers will already know, Leeds City Council are carrying out a multi-million pound scheme in Leeds City Centre to improve flood resilience in the area.
The scheme involves replacing two weirs, river widening as well a series of flood walls, the majority of the works taking place along the navigational corridor.
We have been working with the council, their designers and their contractors throughout the whole process to minimise impact on our customers, but inevitably on a scheme of this nature, there is the potential for delays and closures.
A significant proportion of the works have now been carried out, with the overall scheme due for completion in 2017. Some closures to the navigation took place last winter, but on the whole, the majority of the works to date, have been carried out with minimal impact to navigation. Towpaths have been kept open where practical, otherwise diversions have been put in place.
Further closures of the navigation were envisaged and being planned for this winter, however the progress of the works were significantly impacted by the devastating effects of Storm Eva last December. Despite efforts to pull this back on programme, delays have incurred which will delay the timing of the second phase of navigation closures. We are working with Leeds City Council to look at options to keep this to a minimum and investigating other practical alternative solutions for boats, but at the moment closures of 4 weeks between 20 February and 16 April for Knostrop Fall Lock and 2 weeks between 22 May and 19 June for Knostrop Fall Lock and Crown Point Bridge are being considered.
We realise that this will have detrimental impact on some customers and plans may already being made for next year’s cruises, so we will do all we can to ensure the closures are kept to an absolute minimum and that the dates are confirmed as soon as possible.
Representatives from Leeds City Council and their Contractor came to our recent local customer forum, to explain the nature of the works required and importantly to consider views from representative customers who attended the forum.
Further discussions will take place over the next few weeks and we will provide an update on the outcome of these discussions by the 14th October.
Update - Discussions are continuing with Leeds City Council and their Contractor. We will update this page with the outcomes of these discussions as soon as possible.
In the meantime if anyone has any queries or comments then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Last date edited: 18 October 2016