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Canal Overflow - Planning Application

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Work is about to start at the Vale Centre site on Stubbing Holme Road, which will facilitate the delivery of a canal flood overflow weir.

The purpose of the overflow weir will be to reduce flooding to canal front properties upstream of the aqueduct in the centre of Hebden Bridge by discharging excess water into the River Calder.

During significant storm/ flood events, the additional water flowing into the Rochdale Canal exceeds the capacity of its available overflows. As a result, flooding occurs at low spots along the canal which affects canal front properties upstream of the aqueduct over the River Calder.

Work at the Vale Centre has involved installing sheet piles into the riverbed to support a reinforced concrete foundation. A wall has then been constructed on the foundation.

Planning application

The planning application has now been submitted for the canal overflow weir, which will be located adjacent to the former Adult Learning Centre site between Stubbing Holme Road and Hebble End. The planning application can be found on Calderdale Council's planning portal by searching ref: 22/00706/FUL.

Talk to the Team

Members of the project team will be available in the Town Hall on the following dates if you have any questions regarding this or any other aspect of the flood alleviation schemes for Hebden Bridge, Erringden Hillside or Stubbing Holme Road.

Monday 18th July – 10am-2pm
Monday 25th July – 10am-2pm
Monday 1st August – 10am-2pm
Monday 8th August – 10am-2pm

Alternatively, you can email the team directly.

More planning submissions for further elements of the Hebden Bridge flooding scheme will be submitted this winter. Look out for invitations to more face to face public meetings