DRAFT Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2016 - 2019
By law Poole has to produce a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy to ensure we, as a Lead Local Flood Authority, take strategic responsibility for managing and assessing the risks of flooding into the future.
Poole, unlike many other areas across the UK, has not experienced severe internal flooding of property so our current primary tool for identifying future flood risk is being generated by computer modelling. The computer models use information from the Environment Agency but, over time, will be updated with real information following storm and rain events that affect us, enabling flood predictions to be increasingly accurate.
Surface Water Management Plans to address flooding from tides, surface water and drainage will be generated for eight flood risk areas across the town. Solutions will then be investigated for these areas and discussed with other organisations to help identify funding opportunities and a timescale for implementation of any potential solutions.
The Draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy will be available for comment on Poole's online planning consultation portal for six weeks from 28 January until 10 March 2016.