Bucks Strategic Flood Management Group
In recent years Flooding events in the UK and Europe have had significant impact and with the potential for events linked to climate change becoming more likely this has prompted the European Union and UK Government to look at provision of plans for the better management of flood risk.
Following Sir Michael Pitt's review 'Learning Lessons from the 2007 Floods' a number of recommendations were made to government, which resulted in the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 was introduced in April 2010.
Whilst the management of flood risk relating to coasts and main rivers will remain with the Environment Agency (EA), local authorities (Unitary Authorities and County Councils) will lead the coordination of flood risk management relating to all other forms of flooding.
Through this act Buckinghamshire County Council has become the Lead Local Flood Authority for Buckinghamshire and working closely with district councils, the Environment Agency and other partners we are developing a number of plans which include:-
- Surface Water Management Plans for Chesham & High Wycombe
- A Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment for the county
The first Buckinghamshire Strategic Flood Management Group took place on 30th November 2009. The group is attended by representatives from the Environment Agency, Buckinghamshire CC, District
Councils and Internal Drainage Boards.