East Sussex County Council is the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) for East Sussex under the Flood and Water Management Act (2010).
Between 29 February 2016 and 10 April 2016, they are consulting on their draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and would like your views.
The Strategy sets out how they plan to manage the effects of local flooding across the county over the next 10 years, and they need your views to ensure that the strategy is locally relevant, appropriate and understandable.
You can find the draft Strategy and supporting Technical Appendices online at https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/economy-transport-environment/draft-local-flood-risk-management-strategy-2016-20.
You can provide comments online (using the online questionnaire), or can return responses via e-mail or post.
Your views are important to the council and they want to know:
- if you agree with their approach to manage risk in the county;
- if the Strategy clearly explains their role as a LLFA; and
- if the Strategy clarifies the different types of flooding and which authorities play a role in managing it.
They would also like to hear your detailed comments, including those regarding the technical appendices.
N.B. The Delivery Plan for the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy is updated independently of Strategy, so is not subject to the current consultation. The 2015-2016 Delivery Plan can be viewed online at: https://new.eastsussex.gov.uk/environment/flooding/localfloodriskmanagementstrategy/.
If you have any questions about this consultation please contact the Flood Risk Management Team
East Sussex County Council
Communities, Economy and Transport
St Anne’s Crescent
Phone: 01273 481126 (Fiona Hartland)