Flood Risk Management
Recent Flooding (December 2013 - February 2014)
Following the recent weather and flooding since December 2013, the government has announced a number of schemes to support home owners, businesses, farmers and local authorities to help deal with the impacts of the recent floods. The Government has produced a summary on the different Flood Support Schemes available. In addition to this the Devon Community Foundation has set up the Devon Flood Fund in order to help support businesses across Devon deal with the effects of the floods. For more information on how to apply for a grant and download an application form or to give a donation visit Devon Flood Fund or call 01884 235887.
Devon County Council is now the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) as defined by the new Flood and Water Management Act and the Flood Risk Regulations.
Devon County Council, as the Lead Local Flood Authority, has a duty to develop and maintain a strategy for the management of local flood risk in Devon. We have been working closely with representatives from the District Councils Drainage and Planning Departments together with other partnering authorities including, the Environment Agency, South West Water, Natural England, National Parks and others to prepare a consultation draft. The strategy public consultation has now finished but the documents are still available to view at the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.
- Flooding Assistance - If you have been flooded who you should call (68KB - pdf help)
- Ordinary Watercourse Regulation - On 6 April 2012 the next phase of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (paragraphs 32 and 33 of Schedule 2) came into effect. This means that the responsibility for Ordinary Watercourse regulation will transfer from the Environment Agency to Devon County Council. Regulation consists of two elements: The issuing of consents for any changes to ordinary watercourses that might obstruct or alter the flow of an Ordinary Watercourse and Enforcement action to rectify unlawful and potentially damaging work to a watercourse. Find out more
- Flood and Water Management Act Implementation - On 1 October 2011, a fifth phase of the implementation of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 came into force. A schedule detailing the parts of the Act that are being implemented and the fifth commencement order can be found here.
- Emergency Planning - For information on what to do before, during and after flooding visit Devon County Council's Emergency Planning pages regarding flooding.
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