Councillors in favour of flood defence work

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COUNCILLORS have recommended approval of Environment Agency (EA) plans for work as part of the construction of a flood defence wall fronting Rochdale Road, Todmorden.

The EA is seeking to demolish stone outbuildings adjacent to 195 Rochdale Road and contruct a flood defence wall as part of the Todmorden and Walsden flood alleviation scheme phase three.

Members of Todmorden Town Council’s development committee voted in favour of the application, subject to a satisfactory conservation officer’s report.