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Herts consult on Flood Risk Management

posted 23 Jul 2012, 10:49 by Unknown user
Local flood risk (flooding from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses) is significant in Hertfordshire; more properties are at potential risk of flooding from surface run-off than from rivers. The Residents' Association recently highligthed this with our work highlighting the flooding occurring to our local roads "Chorleywood - passable with care" 

The consultation on the draft of the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy for Hertfordshire is now open. 
Draft documents and the response template are available at the following link.

This is the first Local Flood Risk Management Strategy for Hertfordshire.  The purpose of the strategy is to co-ordinate the activity of relevant partners to help manage local flood risk as effectively as possible. It describes the responsibilities of organisations which have a role to play in managing local flood risk, and details how this risk could be managed. The county council as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) is responsible for co-ordinating production and consulting with a range of organisations and the public. 
Key issues on which views are particularly being sought are highlighted in a set of questions on the response template.

If you have any queries, please email or contact Andy Hardstaff, Flood and Water Management Officer, on 01992 556470. 
The deadline for consultation responses is 7th September.

If you have any specific comments you can let us know at