Following the significant floods in 2007, the Government gave local authorities new powers to help manage local flood risk in a more coordinated way. The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 requires county councils to lead the coordination of flood risk management for surface water, groundwater and smaller watercourses in their area. Main river flooding remains the responsibility of the Environment Agency.
Surrey County Council has published a draft Surrey Local Flood Risk Management Strategy, which gives a clear vision for how flood risk will be dealt with in Surrey. The formal public consultation on the draft strategy closed on Friday 21 December. Responses to the consultation will now be considered and changes made to the draft strategy where appropriate.
The final strategy will be endorsed by the Surrey Flood Risk Partnership Board. It will become a statutory document, which Surrey’s local authorities, water companies and internal drainage board must have regard to.
The following draft documents are attached below for information:
To report any problems related to floods, please contact the relevant agency. See our drainage and flooding page for contact information.