Council seeking views on local flood strategy

Telford & Wrekin Council is seeking the views of local people on its Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

Council seeking views on local flood strategy

The Council has a responsibility to develop, maintain, apply and monitor a strategy for local flood risk management for the borough as part of its role as a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA). 

The Council is currently undertaking a six week consultation with partner organisations, external consultants, local residents and any other interested parties to provide comments on its contents before a final version of the strategy is formally adopted.

The overarching aim of the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRM) is to provide a local framework that uses a full range of complementary approaches towards managing and communicating the risks, and consequences of flooding arising from surface runoff, groundwater and ordinary watercourses in the borough.

Councillor Richard Overton, cabinet member with responsibility for flood management, said: “This strategy is vital to build on the existing work done by Telford & Wrekin Council to identify, manage and reduce flood risk in the Borough. 

“This document will be an important tool in ensuring that development in Telford and Wrekin is appropriate and that the condition of the water bodies and existing surface water infrastructure in the borough is safeguarded in the future. 

“It is really important that local residents and stakeholders, who are affected or might be affected by flooding, take a look at the draft strategy and let us know their comments on this”.

The LFRM Strategy can be found on the Telford & Wrekin Council website: 

http://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20172/planning_policy_and_strategy/683/local_flood_risk_management_strategy

Feedback on the strategy can be sent to flood@telford.gov.uk

Telford & Wrekin Council will aim to respond to all comments at the end of the consultation period.




 

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