Local Flood Risk Management Strategy Consultation

Westminster City Council is seeking feedback on it's draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (2017-2022). The UK was subject to significant flooding in 2007 and consequently, the government introduced new legislation to ensure better flood risk management nationally. The Flood and Water Management Act (2010) designates Westminster City Council (WCC) as a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), with a range of new risk management duties to assess, minimise, mitigate, manage and monitor flood risk. Part of this is to set out a clear strategy for managing this risk. The local flood risk management strategy and action plan proposes how to deals with these duties.

In Westminster, local flood risk is predominantly from surface water sources as there are no ordinary watercourses and the risk of flooding from groundwater is considered to be very low. Surface water flooding in Westminster is closely linked to the capacity of the drainage infrastructure including highway gullies and the sewer system.

The full draft strategy is available here.

If you have any comments about the strategy please leave them below by the 2nd October 2017.

Westminster City Council is seeking feedback on it's draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (2017-2022). The UK was subject to significant flooding in 2007 and consequently, the government introduced new legislation to ensure better flood risk management nationally. The Flood and Water Management Act (2010) designates Westminster City Council (WCC) as a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), with a range of new risk management duties to assess, minimise, mitigate, manage and monitor flood risk. Part of this is to set out a clear strategy for managing this risk. The local flood risk management strategy and action plan proposes how to deals with these duties.

In Westminster, local flood risk is predominantly from surface water sources as there are no ordinary watercourses and the risk of flooding from groundwater is considered to be very low. Surface water flooding in Westminster is closely linked to the capacity of the drainage infrastructure including highway gullies and the sewer system.

The full draft strategy is available here.

If you have any comments about the strategy please leave them below by the 2nd October 2017.

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