Flood risk management

​Support for households and businesses affected by flooding

We are offering support for those severely affected by recent flooding.

Support for residents

We are in contact with those that have been affected to provide support, including supporting where they have not been insured, to ensure that they have the facilities available to dispose of damaged goods, free of charge.

We are also offering a Council Tax freeze until the end of March 2016 for those who have experienced flooding inside their homes. At this point we will review if any further support is required.

Support for businesses

We are providing support to businesses in accessing funding for new premises and machinery in partnership with the Leeds City Region LEP. For more information visit the LEP website.

Advice and contacts for flooding

For more advice on what to do after a flood, or how to protect properties against further flooding, please visit the Environment Agency website.   

More information

If you have been affected by the floods please call our contact centre for support on 0345 8 506 506.

Wakefield District Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment

We are responsible for undertaking a Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment for local sources of flood risk, primarily from surface runoff, ordinary watercourses and groundwater.

The assessment is a high level screening exercise which involves collecting and assessing information on historic and future flooding within the district. The information is used to identify Flood Risk Areas, which are vulnerable to significant flooding.

Information relating to past and future flooding was collected and assessed. Based on the collated evidence, 17 locations within the district were identified as having experienced significant harmful consequences from past flooding and 27 locations were identified as being significantly at risk from future surface water flooding. 

Summary of the Wakefield Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment Report.

Contact us

Highways and Engineering

PO Box 700
Wakefield One
Burton Street

0345 8 506 506