Implementing a Strategy to manage flood risk Countywide and Locally
The County Council, as Lead Local Flood Authority, is required to implement and monitor a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy consistent with the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Strategy the Environment Agency have produced but responding to local needs and circumstances.
The purpose of the Strategy is to increase the safety of people across Lincolnshire by reducing the number of people at risk of flooding, increasing the resilience of local communities and reducing the impact of flooding.
We will support local communities to take steps to improve their own resistance and resilience to flooding, and to determine their own preferred options for doing so. We will meet our national commitments, and will work consistently with the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy but we will prioritise local needs and will place public accountability at the centre of what we do.
The Joint Lincolnshire Flood Risk and Drainage Management Strategy was developed through public and stakeholder consultation during 2011 and 2012, and was approved by the County Council’s Executive on 4th December 2012. The Strategy, together with the accompanying Strategic Environmental Assessment, is available from the Downloads tab of this page. Part 3 of the Strategy, the action plan, will be available from April 2013.
Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment
The Joint Lincolnshire Flood Risk and Drainage Management Strategy builds on the Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA). The primary objective of the PFRA was to gather local data to identify past flooding events that have had harmful consequences for human health, economic activity, the environment and cultural heritage; and assesses possible harmful and adverse consequences of future floods. Consideration of the number of properties, critical infrastructure and essential services flooded; the extent of flooding in the overall community and the frequency flooding occurs was particularly important.
The Lincolnshire PFRA is a countywide preliminary assessment of flood risk from local sources, specifically to identify any significant flood risk areas that meet the national level significance thresholds provided by Defra. No new flood risk areas with national level significant harmful consequences were identified in Lincolnshire.
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