Under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (external link), Wigan Council, as a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), is required to produce a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy. The purpose of the strategy is to increase the safety of people across the Borough by reducing the number of people at risk of flooding, increasing the resilience of local communities and reducing the impact of flooding.
The Local Flood Risk Management Strategy was adopted on 26th June 2014 and sets out:
- What flood risk issues Wigan faces
- Who has responsibility for what
- What can be achieved in managing flood risk
- The measures likely to be required and the resources needed to support this
- How flood issues will be monitored and managed.
Our strategy focuses on local flood risk from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses and enables the Council to work with other flood risk management authorities including the Environment Agency, United Utilities and other partners and stakeholders to improve the management of flood risk. At the same time it will help define Wigan Council's new role as the Lead Local Flood Authority.
You will find the Strategy, the Strategic Environmental Assessment report and the Habitats Regulation Screening Report available to download on the right-hand side of this page.
If you would like to discuss the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy, or flood risk in general, you can contact us.