Residents in Otley who have been at increasing risk of flooding in the past are to be consulted on improvements to defences.
The proposed measures are to start urgent work to repair a collapsing culvert, clear debris from the channel and rebuild the headwall at Wharfemeadows Park.
The plans are part of the Leeds Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS) and formal consultation will start on September 16 and last for two months. Local residents have been at a higher risk after past flooding caused the structural damage to the defences.
Leeds City Council has already started emergency work in the area. The plans would be funded by the £32.5m from Defra earmarked for upgrading Leeds’s flood defences. The Otley project will be allocated £80,000.
Councillor Sandy Lay (Lib Dem, Otley and Yeadon) said: “I’m pleased we will be consulting with residents to inform the local flood defence strategy for Otley. The strategy will ensure that homeowners and businesses’ needs are taken into account, while providing comprehensive and sustainable protection from flooding in the area.”