The Executive Director of Environment and Adult Social submitted a report to provide a progress update on the implications of the enactments of the Flood and Water Management Act (FWMA) 2010.
The report stated that the FWMA 2010 had given the Council, as Lead Local Flood Authority, a number of new duties and powers. The Council also received funding from DEFRA to undertake a Surface water Management Plan, this had been carried out by consultants.
The report gave updates on the following issues, further details of which were outlined in the report.
Progress of Enactment of FWMA 2010
Flood Risk Management Assets
Catchment Flood Management Plan (CFMP)
Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS)
Surface Water Management Plan (SWMP) draft
The report outlined that the Surface Water Management Plan (SWMP) draft has been developped as a result of the Government's response to the 2007 floods. The Plan was attached to the report as an appendix.
Note That the progress made on the enactments of the FWMA 2010 be noted
That the Executive note the new responsibility (SuDS Approval Body) and the impact it will have on both the planning and development process and also potential future maintenance costs associated with increased numbers of adopted sustainable drainage systems that will arise.
That the Executive approve the draft Surface Water Management Plan for consultation.
The decisions were supported by the following reason:
The recommendations in this report reflect the current position and ensure the Authority fulfils its responsibilities under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.