Council invites views on managing flooding in Burnham area
in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been invited to have
their say on plans to manage the risk of flooding in Somerset.
Flood Risk Management Strategy sets out the approach that Somerset
County Council, as the lead local flood authority, proposes to
take to limit the impacts of flooding across the area.
by Somerset County Council with input from the district and borough
councils, the Environment Agency, water and sewerage companies,
and the Internal Drainage Boards, the strategy outlines who is
responsible for clearing gullies, watercourses and managing surface
water and groundwater, as well as helping members of the public
to manage their own flood risk.
Leader of Somerset County Council, Cllr David Hall, said: "This
is a good opportunity for members of the public to get involved
by providing their feedback on draft plans to help to minimise
the potentially devastating effects of flooding in the county."
cant guarantee that Somerset wont face flooding again
but we are putting robust plans in place to deal with the effects
in a co-ordinated manner should we face the levels of flooding
we have in recent years."
final strategy will add to the measures that Somerset County Council
has already taken to combat flooding in the County, including
the £200,000 Flood Mitigation Fund, £300,000 for dredging
and £50,000 provided to help victims of floods earlier this
can provide their feedback an all aspects of the strategy with
the information gathered and being fed into the final version
of the 'Flood Risk Management Strategy'.
view the draft strategy and complete the on-line questionnaire,
The consultation closes on 23rd December with a final draft going
to Cabinet for approval on 5th February 2014.
Pictured: Flooding in Brent Knoll during the winter of 2012