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Have your say on new flood risk strategy

Published: 30 March 2023

Residents and businesses are being given the chance to help shape how the county’s flood risk is managed by taking part in a consultation launched this week.

We have recently reviewed our Local Flood Risk Management Strategy, which sets out how we manage surface water flood risk in the county, under our role as lead local flood authority.

The comprehensive review of the current strategy sets out over the next 5  years up to 2028 how we will undertake our flood risk management responsibilities and ensure we meet the requirements of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

Take part in the consultation. It's open until 28 April.

Part 1 of the strategy has been designed to provide Derbyshire residents with general information about flooding and flood risk, who to call and how they can help themselves become more resilient to the impacts of flooding.

Part 2 of the strategy focuses on the more technical details for understanding flood risk in Derbyshire, our action plan for how we intend to coordinate the management of future risks, and how flood risk management functions and initiatives can be funded.

Cabinet Member for Highways Assets and Transport, Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal, said:

“We know that many residents and businesses across Derbyshire have been affected by flooding in the recent past and, working with partner agencies, we are doing all we can to prevent flooding where possible, mitigate the effects and help communities to become more resilient against flooding.

“As the lead authority for flooding, it’s vitally important we have the right plans in place across the county to manage the risk as best we can.

“We would be very interested to hear people’s views on our strategy and their input will be used to help shape how the county’s flood risk is managed in future.”

Derbyshire residents with any queries about the consultation, or who need help to take part should email and a member of the flood team will get back to them as soon as possible.