The Executive Director of Neighbourhoods and Communities submitted a report that sought approval to formally adopt the Middlesbrough Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.
On May 17th 2013 the Executive member for Environment approved the draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS) for consultation. The strategy went out for public consultation during July - October. It was placed on Middlesbrough Councils website and was sent direct to a number of bodies including Environment Agency, Northumbrian Water Limited, along with all developers and consultants who had recently worked in Middlesbrough. It was also forwarded to departments within the Council.
Only three replies were received, these were from Council colleagues and had been incorporated into the strategy. However the LFRMS will be a living document and would be reviewed and updated as legislation and circumstances changed.
The LFRMS was reported to the Environmental Scrutiny Committee on 5th August 2013 and will be re-submitted on an annual basis.
No options were discussed as it was not relevant to the report.
During the meeting Councillor Nicky Walker asked for there to be clear links on the Council website for concerned homeowners to get clear guidance (where to get sandbags etc) incase of flooding.
That the Middlesbrough Local Flood Risk Management Strategy be adopted and approved; and
That clear links for guidance incase of flooding be clearly visiable on the Council Website.
The decision was supported by the following reason:
To comply with the Flood and Water Management Act regulations.