Have your say on Southwark’s Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

INTRODUCTION

Southwark Council is carrying out consultation on the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy in accordance with the Statement of Community Involvement (2008) and as required by the Flood and Water Management Act (2010).

The Local Flood Risk Management Strategy provides the framework for discharging our responsibilities as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA). It outlines in a comprehensive manner how the council will manage the risk of flooding arising from surface water, groundwater and ordinary water courses across the borough consistent with the Flood and Water Management Act (2010) and the National Flood Risk Management Strategy.

Among others the objectives for the strategy are to;

 

  • ensure a clear understanding of local flood risks, so that investment in risk management can be prioritised and implemented most effectively
  • develop and maintain a community and partnership based engagement in the management of flood risk and encourage beneficiaries to invest in the management of risk where possible
  • encourage innovative management of flood risk, taking account of the needs of communities and the environment
  • promote sustainable measures to reduce flood risk and provide multiple benefits to local communities
  • develop links between the local flood risk management strategy and local spatial planning

 

This consultation will also inform Southwark’s Flood Risk Management Plan (FRMP).

 

HOW TO COMMENT

The consultation documents and questionnaire can be found on our website at:

http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/200448/flood_risk_management/3643/local_flood_risk_management_strategy_consultation

They will also be available in the council’s libraries and locations listed below:

Libraries

Dulwich Library – 368 Lordship Lane, SE22 8NB

(Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 8pm, Tuesday 10am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm Sun 12pm to 4pm)

Grove Vale Library –             25-27 Grove Vale, SE22 8EQ          

(Monday and Thursday 10am to 7pm, Tuesday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm)

Area Housing Office

Dulwich – 41-43 East Dulwich Road, SE22 9BY

(Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm)

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