Business Improvement District: Sheffield Lower Don Valley Flood Defence Project

Sheffield Lower Don Valley Flood Defence Project and Business Improvement District

Sheffield City Council is working with Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and the Environment Agency to develop a flood defence scheme for the Lower Don Valley (LDV). The LDV is a critical economic area for Sheffield, second only to the city centre, but was devastated during the floods in 2007.

Scheme overview

The scheme will involve improved defences at over 60 works locations along an 8km stretch of the River Don between the Wicker and the Blackburn Brook at the M1.

The aim is to protect over 500 businesses and thousands of jobs, as well as ensuring that the LDV remains an attractive place for new investment and a great place to do business. In particular, improved flood protection should help businesses in the area to secure flood risk insurance, potentially at more competitive rates.

Further information

Please visit the Lower Don Valley Flood Defence Project website for further details about the project including background information, useful documents and links, latest news, contact information and programme of works. You can also follow us on Twitter for the latest updates @LDVFlood