National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy

The original national flood and coastal change risk management strategy for England, published in 2011 by the Environment Agency, provided the overarching framework for action by all risk management authorities to tackle all sources of flooding and coastal change, including surface water. Significant progress has been made and, on the whole, risk management authorities have met the original strategic objectives and measures. 

The draft strategy marks the culmination of engagement with over 90 organisations. In his climate change speech last year, the Secretary of State for Defra recognised that we need to "explore new philosophies around flood and coast management". The draft strategy begins that process. 

The consultation was an opportunity to hear people's views on those new philosophies and the level of ambition.

The draft strategy sets out a vision for "A nation ready for, and resilient to, flooding and coastal change - today, tomorrow and to the year 2100." It has three ambitions:

  • Climate resilient places;
  • Today's growth and infrastructure to be resilient in tomorrow's climate; and
  • A nation of climate champions, able to adapt to flooding and coastal change through innovation.

Details of the response can be found through the link below along with the Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England document (Appendix 2) and the associated consultation document (Appendix 3).

This consultation response has been made by the Council as both Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) and Highway Authority.

The consultation ran from 9th May for eight weeks until the 4 July 2019.

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