The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 designated Blackburn-with-Darwen Council, Blackpool Council and Lancashire County Council as Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs). The Act places a range of powers, duties and responsibilities on Lead Local Flood Authorities and makes them responsible for managing flood risk from 'local' sources. These local sources of flooding are surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses.
Under Section 9 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, Lead Local Flood Authorities must produce a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy which is consistent with the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy and we must publically consult on our Draft Strategy.
Lancashire's Lead Local Flood Authorities have produced a draft joint Local Flood Risk Management Strategy which sets out:
- context about the ways in which we manage flood risk
- local flood risks, challenges and opportunities for Lancashire
- our vision for how we can address these risks and challenges, and how we will make the most of opportunities
- our business plan, setting out how and when measures will be implemented to achieve this
- how we will monitor and review delivery of our Strategy
This is your opportunity to give us your views by completing this survey.
Please be aware, as the Strategy is a joint document, this consultation is being hosted on Blackpool Council's webpage.