Leeds Flood Alleviation

Leeds Flood Alleviation   

We contributed £3.8 million towards a £52 million flood alleviation scheme in Leeds that uses state-of-the-art moveable weirs at Crown Point and Knostrop to provide 22,000 homes and 500 businesses with added protection against flooding.

The project, which is part of our £20 million City Region-wide programme to bolster protection for homes and businesses, opened in October 2017 as one of the largest flood alleviation schemes in the country.

In addition to the moveable weirs, the Leeds City Region Growth Deal funding has also helped to fund a merging of the river and canal and upscaled flood walls and embankments stretching 4.5km.

This is the first time that moveable weirs have been used in the UK for flood alleviation purposes.

Latest news

£50m flood defence scheme opens in Leeds

Project Lead


Leeds City Council

District/ Area



Business case summary




£3.8 million Leeds City Region Growth Deal


Project Status

Construction Complete


Start and end dates

Opened October 2017


Delivery partners

Environment Agency


Other funders

Leeds City Council

Environment Agency

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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