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Managing Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk in Sefton

Managing Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk in Sefton

 

Extensive flooding across the UK in 2007 resulted in an overhaul of flood risk legislation with greater responsibility placed on local authorities to effectively manage surface water flood risk.

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 defined the new roles and responsibilities for local authorities and classified them as Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFA). Sefton Council was made a LLFA and, as such, we oversee flood risk from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses (ditches, stream and smaller rivers). 

As an LLFA, Sefton Council has a number of responsibilities: 

   Responsibility    Relevant Documents

   

   Investigate and publish reports on

   significant flooding in Sefton.

 


   Flood Investigation Policy

 

 

  Establish and maintain a register of

  structures or features which have a

  significant effect on flood risk. 

 

   Asset Register

 

   Prepare and maintain a Local Flood

   Risk Management Strategy which

   manages surface water runoff,

   groundwater &

   ordinary watercourses.  

 

   

   Local Flood Risk Management

   Strategy (2022-2030)

 

   Accompanying Business

   Plan (2022-2030

 

   Easy Read version (2022-2030)

 

 

   Co-operate with other Risk

   Management Authorities and

   work closely to ensure local and

   national plans are linked.

 

   North West Regional Flood

   & Coastal Committee

 

   Regulate ordinary watercourses

   through consent and enforcement

   powers to ensure riparian owners

   are undertaking their duties.

 

   Owning a Watercourse Info

 

   Land Drainage Consent

   Application Form

 

   Undertake the role of a statutory

   consultee to Sefton planning

   authorities by providing technical

   advice on surface water drainage.

 

   Planning & Sustainable Drainage

 

   Have a role in emergency planning. 

 

 

   Emergency Planning

 


Last Updated on Friday, December 9, 2022

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