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Hempholme and Wilfholme pumping stations are located between Driffield and Beverley in East Yorkshire, and drain low lying agricultural areas into the River Hull. It has been identified that the existing pumping stations need to be refurbished as their current asset life is limited and the pumps are likely to fail in the near future.

The Hempholme and Wilfholme Pumping Stations currently serve to reduce flood risk by pumping water from the lower level drainage system into the River Hull.




The pumping stations are currently owned and managed by the Environment Agency (EA). As part of the River Hull Integrated Catchment Strategy, the EA stated their intention to remove the maintenance programmes and cease operating the pumping stations as they are approaching the end of their asset life and serve agricultural land only.

The Local Growth Fund will be used as a contribution towards the refurbishment of the pumping stations to ensure that they provide a reliable means of lifting surface water in the lower level land drainage system into the high level system. This will include the purchase and installation of new pumping units with associated control gear and the refurbishment of some existing equipment where appropriate. This capital investment will also reduce the ongoing operation costs by introducing more efficient dry weather pumps.


Project Dates

August 1, 2018 - September 30, 2020

Project Sponsor

East Riding of Yorkshire Council


Hempholme and Wilfholme (River Hull Catchment), East Yorkshire.


Total project expenditure – £1,200,000.00

LGF Spend:

  • Contracted – £840,000.00
  • Achieved to date – £0

Public Spend:

  • Contracted – £360,000.00
  • Achieved to date – £0


Safeguarded Jobs:

  • Contracted – 40
  • Achieved to date – 0

Construction Jobs:

  • Contracted – 13
  • Achieved to date – 0

Area of land with reduced flood risk (ha):

  • Contracted – 348
  • Achieved to date – 0

Approval Status

Business case approved

Delivery Status


Last updated: May 29, 2020

All locations are approximate.

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