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; and
- 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.