Local flood risk management strategy

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As Lead Local Flood Authority we are required to implement and monitor a local flood risk management strategy that responds to local needs and circumstances whilst being consistent with the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Strategy, produced by the Environment Agency.

We are responsible for managing flood risk from ‘local’ sources including:

  • surface run-off;
  • groundwater;
  • ordinary watercourses (generally small rivers and streams)

The Local Flood Risk Management Strategy [PDF, 2Mb] sets out how we intend to manage flood risks arising from local sources. This document will be reviewed on a six yearly basis.

We seek to identify, through the LFRMS, a range of effective flood risk management measures that we can then implement in a coordinated way that balances the needs of communities, the economy and the environment.  This strategy also ensures that all risk management authorities are brought together in order to deliver a coordinated approach to flood risk management from all sources.

Our LFRMS has been developed along with a Strategic Environmental Assessment and a Habitats Regulations Assessment copies of which can be obtained by emailing LLFAdrainageteam@northlincs.gov.uk.

Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment

The LFRMS builds on the government’s Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (PFRA). The primary objective of the PFRA was to gather local data to identify past flooding events that have had harmful consequences for human health, economic activity, the environment and cultural heritage; and assesses possible harmful and adverse consequences of future floods. Consideration of the number of properties, critical infrastructure and essential services flooded; the extent of flooding in the overall community and the frequency flooding occurs was particularly important.

The North Lincolnshire PFRA is a council wide preliminary assessment of flood risk from local sources, specifically to identify any significant flood risk areas that meet the national level significance thresholds provided by Defra. No new flood risk areas with national level significant harmful consequences were identified in North Lincolnshire.