Consultation outcome

Leicester Flood Risk Management Strategy

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome


Last updated: August 2018

This consultation ran from 21 August 2017 to midday on 12 November 2017.

The draft strategy and the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) report were available for comment on the Citizen Space website.

Printed copies of the draft strategy and questionnaires were also available to view in all Leicester City Council libraries.

The responses to this consultation will inform the integrated Flood Risk Management Strategy for Leicester City. The strategy is going through an internal approval process by the Environment Agency and will be published once approved.

Following approval of the strategy a further consultation period is planned later in the year. This consultation will inform the final designs of the preferred flood risk management methods.

Consultation description

The Environment Agency and Leicester City Council are working together in partnership to develop an integrated Flood Risk Management Strategy (IFRMS) for the City of Leicester. Together we have developed a high-level plan which aims to mitigate flood risk in the city. Through the appraisal of a number of options, we have developed a range of flood risk management measures. These were chosen based on their effectiveness to reduce flooding and also for their potential to deliver environmental and social benefits.

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is a process which aims to ensure appropriate consideration is given to the environment during the making of policy, plan or programme. The SEA environmental report presents the results of this process and explains how the environment has been taken into account in the development of the draft strategy. The environmental report describes the likely significant effects on the environment of implementing the draft strategy and recommends measures to address any negative impacts and to enhance positive impacts.

The public and stakeholders were given the opportunity to comment on the draft strategy and SEA environmental report. We received feedback that identified opportunities and constraints associated with the measures outlined in the documents.

Previous consultations

In September 2016 we consulted on the SEA scoping report. The scoping report consulted on the environmental issues to be assessed during the development of the strategy. The summary of consultation responses gives an outline of the responses we received and how we have considered them to help inform the SEA process and the emerging strategy.

Leicester IFRMS SEA scoping report Published: 19 September 2016 PDF, 10.9MB, 98 pages

Summary of responses on the SEA scoping report Published: 21 December 2016 PDF, 352k, 16 pages

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Summary of responses - Leicester Integrated Flood Risk Strategy.

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Detail of feedback received

In September 2016 we consulted on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Scoping Report for the Leicester Integrated Flood Risk Management Strategy (IFRMS). The Summary of Consultation Reponses gives an outline of the responses we received and how we have considered them to help inform the SEA and the emerging strategy.

Original consultation


Draft strategy: public consultation summary, August 2017

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Consultation description

This consultation has concluded

Published 19 September 2016
Last updated 21 August 2017 + show all updates
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