Norfolk County Council has launched a final consultation on its draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy to ensure residents and businesses have a further opportunity to express their views.
The consultation, which includes a number of drop-in session that begin next week, is open until 25 May, and the Local Flood Risk Strategy, subject to responses received from the public, will be formally adopted later in the year.
The Council, as a Lead Local Flood Authority, has a duty to manage flood risk from surface water, groundwater and local watercourses across the county.
Jason Slack from the Flood & Water Management Team said: “Flooding can have a significant impact on the people and the economy of the county. Whilst it is not possible to prevent all flooding, we can consider and find ways to manage flood risk and its potential consequences.
“The draft strategy sets out the framework for how we want to manage, and where possible, reduce local flood risk. We will do this in partnership with key organisations, including the Environment Agency and Anglian Water, as well as local communities.
“We are inviting residents, businesses and local groups to have their say before the strategy is adopted. This will enable us to be as prepared as possible to deal with local flooding incidents that could arise in the future.”
A series of consultation drop-in sessions to discuss and feedback thoughts on the strategy will take place on and at:
May 5th (11am – 4pm), North Walsham Town Council Office, New Road, North Walsham, NR28 9DE.
May 6th, (9:30am – midday), Aylsham Town Hall, Market Place, Aylsham, NR11 6EL.
May 6th, (1pm – 4pm), The Hub, 27 Fairland Street, Wymondham, NR18 0AW.
May 11th, (11am – 4pm), East Dereham Library, 59 High Street, Dereham, NR19 1DZ.
May 13th, (11am – 4pm), Kings Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn, PE30 1EX.
May 14th, (11am – 4pm), Great Yarmouth Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF.
May 15th, (11am – 4pm), Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1AW
The consultation closing date is Monday 25th May 2015.
To read the draft strategy and download the consultation questionnaire, go to the Norfolk Citizenspace website at https://norfolk.citizenspace.com
Paper copies of the draft strategy are also available for inspection in the county libraries, district & borough council offices and at County Hall.
Additional copies of the questionnaire can also be requested by emailing [email protected] or phoning 0344 8008020.