Under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 Wigan Council as a Lead Local Flood Authority is required to produce a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy. The purpose of the Strategy is to increase the safety of people across the Borough by reducing the number of people at risk of flooding, increasing the resilience of local communities and reducing the impact of flooding.
The Strategy sets out what flood risk issues Wigan faces, who has responsibilities, what can be achieved in managing flood risk, the measures likely to be required and the resources needed to support this. It also sets out how flood issues will be monitored and managed.
The Strategy, adopted on 26 June 2014, focuses on local flood risk from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses and enables the Council to work with other flood risk management authorities including the Environment Agency, United Utilities and other partners and stakeholders to improve the management of flood risk. At the same time it will help define Wigan Council's new role as Lead Local Flood Authority.
The Strategy, SEA Report and Habitats Regulation Screening Report are available to download below.
If you would like to discuss the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy, or flood risk in general, please contact a member of the Design Services Team on 01942 489290.