September 24th, 2016

Residents to have their say on flooding risk plans

Residents to have their say on flooding risk plans Residents to have their say on flooding risk plans

SOLIHULL COUNCIL is giving residents the opportunity to have their say on its draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

As part of the Council’s latest consultation, which opens today (Monday, August 17), Silhillians are being asked to give their opinions on the objectives and measures laid out in the local flood strategy.

As Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) for Solihull, the Council is responsible for managing local flood risk from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses throughout the borough.

The Local Strategy will provide residents with an overview and assessment of local flood risk, and will set out the Council’s objectives and plans as to how it will manage and reduce this risk.

The strategy will also help individuals, communities and businessess understand flood risks and the actions they can in the event that they are best placed to reduce the impact of flooding.

Encouraging residents to take part in the consultation, Cabinet Member for Resources and Delivering Value, Coun Robert Hulland, said: “The Council has a statutory duty to produce a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy in order to minimise the possible negative impacts of a flood in the borough, should we have one.

“I urge residents to let us know what they think in order to help shape a strategy that will serve the people of Solihull in the most effective way.”

The consultation is available online at www.solihull.gov.uk/consultation until Friday, October 2, with responses being used to shape the final strategy that will be adopted by the Council.

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