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This document shows the consultation summary and the Environment Agency response.
The Lower Thames Flood Risk Management Strategy (LTFRMS) proposes measures to reduce the risk of flooding to the 15,000 properties which are currently at risk from a 1% flood event in the area from Datchet to Teddington. These measures include the construction of three flood diversion channels, the widening of Desborough Cut and improvements to Sunbury and Molesey Weirs and Teddington Lock. It also includes community based measures for improving resistance and resilience to flooding for smaller groups of properties and improving mapping information for emergency evacuation plans.
The proposed LTFRMS was launched for public consultation from 21 September 2009 to 18 December 2009.
Public exhibitions and meetings were held during this period with the main aim being to present the strategy and to ask people living and working in the area what they thought about it. We received over 800 responses from individuals and organisations, and over 1400 people attended the public exhibitions and meetings. There was widespread support for the proposed strategy.