Valley bottom

We have had a lot of problems getting paid the £5000 so called grant, we have spent at least £500 in time dealing with CMBC to get paid. They seem to have a big issue over the fact that we provided our own labour to carry out resilience work and this despite the fact that we only charged out at cost to us. I almost wish I had charged out at full rates then we could have covered this level of administration.
This uploaded video was taken on Boxing Day and shows the flooding on fields on which Calderdale Council are potentially proposing to make available for the building of 190 houses in their soon to be finalised Local Plan. This specific area is LP0821. The area is 1 mile East of Todmorden towards Hebden Bridge, and extends between Oldroyd and the canal, with Woodhouse Road to the East of the area.
The wall between Bridgegate car park and the back of our property shows evidence of being continuous originally. (Please see attached photo which also shows water level before highest flood water later) The river rushed down into the property as the ground level is below the car park. If the wall could be reinstated the flood resilience measures we put in place may have half a chance of working. My video showing the speed of the water will not upload unfortunately
Why don't landlords qualify for funding to re-open their businesses? Tenants qualify for this but what happens if the tenants have had to move out of the property due to the damage caused to the property? Who is going to give support to the landlord to re-open their business? Landlords are business owners too but seem to slip through the net in terms of funding other than the flood resilience fund.
The height of the canal in the centre of Hebden Bridge is creating a dam-like effect. This serves to keeps flood water in the centre of Hebden Bridge and does not allow it to drain away across Calder Homes back into the River Calder. One suggestion might be to create a large drain or underpass beneath the canal to take waters away from the centre. Additionally, the drains around the town need to be kept unblocked.


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