Introduction

We are the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) as defined by the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and the Flood Risk Regulations 2009. A link to both these acts can be found in the More Information section of this page.

As the LLFA we are required to develop a strategy to tackle local flood risks, involving flooding from surface water, ‘ordinary watercourses’, for example ditches, dykes, and streams, groundwater, canals, lakes and small reservoirs.

We will achieve this by working with other organisations, such as the Environment Agency  which has a strategic role for all flood risk matters across England and Wales. The Environment Agency is also responsible for flood risk from main rivers, large reservoirs and the sea.