Leeds flood defence scheme moves step closer

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A major scheme to increase flood defences in the Leeds area is set to be approved by councillors.

Phase two of the £112.1m programme, designed to protect thousands of homes and businesses, will be discussed by Leeds City Council on Thursday 6 June.

The council has worked alongside the Environment Agency to develop a range of measures to reduce the risk of flooding along a 14-kilometre stretch along the River Aire.

The scheme includes the A65 Kirkstall Corridor, which was badly hit by the impact of Storm Eva during Christmas 2015, ending at Apperley Bridge, Bradford.

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