Flood Risk Management
Following the Summer flood of 2007 and the subsequent review and Report by Sir Michael Pitt, Parliament introduced Legislation in 2009, the Flood Risk Regulations, and 2010, the Flood and Water Management Act, to improve the way that we tackle the risk of flooding in England and Wales.
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. This is now available to view on our website as part of the public consultation process and we welcome your comments. Here you can view the documents and provide comments on the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.
You might be interested in .....
- 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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