The Flood and Water Management Act (2010) has designated Telford & Wrekin Council as a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), and as such has a responsibility to develop, maintain, apply and monitor a strategy for local flood risk management for the Borough.
The Flood and Water Management Act states that this strategy must specify:
- the risk management authorities in the authority’s area
- the flood and coastal erosion risk management functions that may be exercised by those authorities in relation to the area
- the objectives for managing local flood risk
- the measures proposed to achieve those objectives
- how and when the measures are expected to be implemented
- the costs and benefits of those measures, and how they are to be paid for
- the assessment of local flood risk for the purpose of the strategy
- how and when the strategy is to be reviewed
- how the strategy contributes to the achievement of wider environmental objectives.
The overarching aim of the strategy, called Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS), is to provide a robust local framework that employs a full range of complementary approaches towards managing and communicating the risks and consequences of flooding arising from surface runoff, groundwater and ordinary watercourses in the Borough.
View the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy Strategic Environmental Assessment for more information.