Decision details

The Flood and Water Act 2010 - New Policy Implementation

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report by the Director of Technical Services provided details of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and the Flood Risk Regulations 2009 which had established Wirral Council as a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA).  The Director explained that LLFA’s was required to lead the strategic management of local flood risk arising from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses.


The Cabinet was advised that the statutory responsibilities attached to the LLFA role, placed substantial new duties on the Council in managing flood risk and this would require the introduction of new policies for:


  • flood investigations
  • a flood risk asset register


In addition, clarity was required in making decisions in supporting communities in planning for, or during, flooding, and a policy was also now proposed for sandbag provision




That policies relating to the following be approved:


  • flood investigations;
  • the flood risk asset register; and
  • the provision of sandbags

Publication date: 19/04/2012

Date of decision: 12/04/2012

Decided at meeting: 12/04/2012 - Cabinet

Effective from: 27/04/2012

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