Decision details

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2023

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Council, as Lead Local Flood Authority, has a legal duty under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 to produce, implement and monitor a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (Local Strategy). Council’s original strategy was published in 2013, a summary refresh was made in 2019 to provide an up-to-date evidence base to support the measures identified in the current Action Plan.


The Local Strategy summarises the duties, responsibilities and actions that the Council will embrace to manage local sources of flood risk. It must align with the National Strategy produced by the Environment Agency.


A revised National Strategy was published in July 2020 and was formally adopted by government in September 2020. This strategy describes what needs to be done by all risk management authorities (RMAs) involved in flood and coastal erosion risk management for the benefit of people and places. 


This has been a key driver to reviewing our current Local Flood Risk Management Strategy in ensuring alignment with the National Strategy.



RESOLVED – That the new Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2024 be adopted.

Report author: Kyle Paine

Publication date: 20/02/2024

Date of decision: 20/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 20/02/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/02/2024

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