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Council Services:

Investigating Incidents of Flooding

Since 2007 the County Council has been working with all of its partners, through the Local Flood Risk and Drainage Management Groups, to investigate and resolve flooding incidents where we can.  From April 2012 the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 required that:-

On becoming aware of a flood in its area, a Lead Local Flood Authority must, to the extent that it considers it necessary or appropriate investigate:-

(a) which Risk Management Authorities have relevant flood risk management functions

and

(b) whether each of those Risk Management Authorities has exercised, or is proposing to exercise, those functions in response to the flood

Where any Authority carries out an investigation it must:-

(a) publish the results of its investigation

and

(b) notify any relevant Risk management Authorities

The County Council, as Lead Local Flood Authority, will continue this role.  In respect of considering the necessity or appropriateness of investigations, the County Council will give priority to investigating incidents of flooding where the flooding has affected property.

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Last updated: 20 May 2015

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