FLOODS: Consultation on strategy

Draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy Consultation

Calderdale Council, as a lead Local Flood Authority, has a legal duty under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 to “develop, maintain, apply and monitor” a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy. To this end, they are currently running a consultation to gather views on the draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy for Calderdale.

This draft Strategy is a tool to help understand and manage flood risk within Calderdale. Its principal aims are to tackle local flood risk including flooding from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses. However, in Calderdale flooding from Main Rivers, canals and reservoirs create complex and interconnected sources of flooding, so this Strategy considers all flooding.

The draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy sets out priority relative objectives, measures and actions for:

  • Building a better understanding of flood risk issues.
  • Taking steps to reduce flood risk in Calderdale.
  • Developing schemes that will manage residual flood risk.
  • Being better prepared for flood events.

Please review the: Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (June 2016) [PDF file 3613KB]|PDF file, or a summary version is available: Local Flood Risk Management Strategy – Summary (June 2016) [PDF file 288KB]|PDF file

A paper version of the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy can be viewed at:

  • Elland Library
  • Brighouse Library
  • Sowerby Bridge Library
  • Halifax central Library
  • Mytholmroyd Flood Advice Centre, open three days a weeks as follows:
    • Monday 10.00am – 5.00pm
    • Wednesday 11.00am – 7.00pm
    • Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm
  • Hebden Bridge Library
  • Todmorden Library

They are keen to receive feedback on the proposed strategy. All views expressed in this consultation will be taken into account as they prepare a final strategy for approval by the council’s decision-making Cabinet later this year. You can have your say by one of the following:

Public Drop In Sessions

Have your say by visiting us on one of the drop in sessions

Tuesday 12th July Brighouse Civic Centre 1.15pm – 5.15pm
Thursday 14th July Elland Library 1.15pm – 4.45pm
Monday 18th July Mytholmroyd Flood Information Centre 1.15pm – 4.45pm
Wednesday 20th July Hebden Bridge Town Hall 3.45pm – 6.45pm
Thursday 21st July St Paul’s Methodist Church , Sowerby Bridge 1.15pm – 5.45pm
Tuesday 2nd August Todmorden Town Hall 1.15pm – 5.45pm

Online Questionnaire

You can have your say by completing the short questionnaire at: Consultations: Draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

By Post

You can send any comments to:

Flood Risk Team
Westgate House
HX1 1PS.

The closing date for the receipt of comments is: Friday August 5th 2016. Comments received after this date may not be considered.

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