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Environment Agency investigation: Ground & Minor River Channel Works 

From Jae Campbell

Monday, 12 October 2020

I've been asked to post on behalf of the Environment Agency

As part of informing our continuing design work and construction methodology for the scheme, The Environment Agency are carrying out ground investigation and minor river channel works at a number of locations in the town and have developed a map online to provide more information. 

Our delivery partners BAM Nuttall are currently undertaking a number of activities or ‘early works’ which can be delivered under Permitted Development, (where planning permission is not required). These involve ground investigations, CCTV culvert surveys and minor in channel works. 

The minor works, include repointing and installation of flap valves and utility diversions in preparation for later installation of the raising flood barrier defences. A key element of the work will be the remediation of the Vale Centre site (Stubbing Holme Road) which will be used as a site compound during this early work to store materials and machinery. 

Any disruption to the general community whilst this work takes place will be kept to a minimum. By delivering these small elements ahead of the main scheme construction we will be able to reduce the risk of unknowns ahead of construction commencement and minimise the amount of time spent in these areas during the main construction phase. The main construction work for the scheme is currently planned for summer 2021. 

Coronavirus Restrictions All work will be carried out in line with the ongoing coronavirus restrictions and may be subject to change. 

Google Map 

We have developed a google map to show this work in more detail. The map is now available online on this Eye On Calderdale web page and allows you to select a location to access a description and approximate duration of the work taking place. We will keep this map updated as work progresses. 

To view, please go to please email us.  

If you have any questions regarding the information provided on the map, if you would like to contact a member of the project team or sign up to receive copies of updates about the scheme via email, please email.