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The scheme is to provide a large Flood Alleviation Scheme that reduces the flood risk in an economically achievable standard with ranges established by sensitivity testing.

The Target standard will be 1% Annual Exceedance Probability with a 30% allowance for climate change (1:100 year + 30% CC Standard of Protection). This will be refined with sensitivity testing that shall take into account climatic antecedents and other factors

Subject to detailed options appraisal in line with the Detra approved national standards using the ‘Flood Hazard Research Centre- Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management- A Manual for Economic Appraisal of Flood Risk.’ The preferred option will include one or all of the following components:

  1. Construction of a series of large flood storage areas, approximately 300,000 m³
  2. Construction of new ancillary engineering works
  3. Construction of real time flow control apparatus

The intervention area centres on the rainfall run-off from the geographical features known as the Westella Valley and Tranby Hill. This is an area of approx 1200 Ha that presents peak flood flows to Analby and the City in excess of 5,000 l/s as was seen in 2007. Because the urban drainage system in the city has a finite drainage capacity this becomes quickly overwhelmed causing significant flooding to properties and business. This scheme will take approximately 4000 properties out of flood risk to the target design standard.

This scheme is complimentary to two other neighbouring flood alleviation schemes, being the Willerby Derringham Flood Alleviation Scheme and the Cottingham and Orchard Park Flood Alleviation Scheme. All three schemes working in unison have a combined beneficial effect on the urban drainage system that has a finite capacity as it relies on pumped operation.

CASE STUDY – Analaby and East Ella  PHOTOS – AEEFAS

Project Dates

September 15, 2015 - September 30, 2020

Project Sponsor

East Riding of Yorkshire Council


Villages of Anlaby, Anlaby Common and Anlaby Park and East Ella within the City of Hull, HU10,13,4,5


Total Project Expenditure: £20,769,000

LGF Spend:

  • Contracted – £5,100,000
  • Achieved to date – £5,100,000.00

Public Spend:

  • Contracted – £15,669,000
  • Achieved to date – £13,765,970.00



Safeguarded Jobs:

  • Contracted – 583
  • Achieved to date – 583

Construction Jobs:

  • Contracted – 80
  • Achieved to date – 162

Housing units completed:

  • Contracted – 0
  • Achieved to date – 218

Area of land reclaimed/redeveloped or reassembled (ha)

  • Contracted – 86.78
  • Achieved to date – 86.78

Domestic properties with reduced flood risk:

  • Contracted – 4,495
  • Achieved to date – 4,495

Commercial floor space with reduced flood risk (m²)

  • Contracted – 96,630
  • Achieved to date – 96,630

Approval Status

Business case approved

Delivery Status


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Last updated: May 28, 2020

All locations are approximate.

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