District, City and Borough Councils

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The District Councils maintain their duties under the Land Drainage Act. They have specific powers for:

  • Implementing and maintaining flood defences on ordinary watercourses which are not the responsibility of the Internal Drainage Board.
  • The preparation of development plans and making decisions on planning applications based on planning policy
  • Managing flood risk on Ordinary Watercourses

For contact details and more information about your district/borough council’s responsibility, find your local council on the Government website.