This plan gives an overview of the flood risk across the river catchment. It also recommends ways of managing the risk now and over the next 50 to 100 years.
Catchment flood management plans (CFMPs) consider all types of inland flooding, from rivers, groundwater, surface water and tidal flooding. Shoreline management plans consider flooding from the sea.
CFMPs also include:
- the likely impacts of climate change
- the effects of how we use and manage the land
- how areas could be developed to meet our present day needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
The Environment Agency and their partners use CFMPs to plan and agree the most effective way to manage flood risk in the future.
The Environment Agency and their partners considered environmental issues when developing the plan. The post adoption statement outlines how these have been taken into account. It also describes how consultations with other parties have influenced the plan.
Email the Environment Agency at email@example.com or call them on 0370 8506506 to request a full copy of the CFMP.