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Last chance for views on flood risk strategy

 
Created on 04/07/2013 @ 15:58

 

Local residents have just a few days left to comment on a strategy which aims to avert and deal with the risks of increased flooding in the county.

Powys County Council wants residents to comment on the ‘Local Flood Risk Management Strategy’.  The strategy is the first of its kind covering the whole of Powys and is required legally as part of new duties set out by the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

The council is designed under the Act as a “Lead Local Flood Authority” and has prepared the comprehensive Flood Risk Management Strategy to clearly establish the risks of flooding and how and who will manage these over the coming years.

Different agencies have different roles to play under the legislation. But householders, businesses and town and community councils have until July 11 to give their views on the strategy.

Cllr Barry Thomas, Cabinet Member responsible for Land Drainage, said: “Most residents in Powys will, I’m sure, have some concerns about the UK’s changing weather patterns. Increasing rainfall means it’s not just the main rivers that swell and can flood, tributaries, streams, ditches and drains can also overflow and our roads can and do become waterlogged.

“I would ask all interested parties whether residents, businesses or Town and Community Councils to read the plan and give us feedback either via the online survey or in writing.  This includes informing us of potential areas of risk so our plan is as robust as possible.”

Comments can be given online via going to the council’s Have Your Say at www.powys.gov.uk and clicking on the link to current surveys.

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