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Flood Risk Management Plan 2015

Under The Flood Risk Regulations 2009 there is a requirement for all Lead Local Flood Authorities which have a Flood Risk Area to publish a Flood Risk Management Plan for that area before 22nd December 2015.

It has been developed with the threat of flooding to communities in mind and sets out how City and County of Swansea will look to manage this risk over the next six years, so that the communities and environment at highest risk benefit the most.

This Flood Risk Management Plan also aims to achieve some of the objectives set out in the Welsh Government's National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy (FCERM) which provides the national framework for flood and coastal erosion risk management in Wales through four overarching objectives:

  • Reducing the consequences for individuals, communities, businesses and the environment from flooding and coastal erosion;
  • Raising awareness of and engaging people in the response to flood and coastal erosion risk;
  • Providing an effective and sustained response to flood and coastal erosion events; and
  • Prioritising investment in the most at risk communities

The Flood Risk Management Plan covers flooding from surface water, ground water, ordinary watercourses and the interface with the main river flooding. Flooding from main rivers and reservoirs is still the responsibility of Natural Resources Wales and their proposals are contained within the Western Wales River Basin Flood Risk Management Plan.

The plan has been reviewed Natural Resources Wales as required under section 26(3)a of the Flood Risk Regulations.

Click on the link below to see the City and County of Swansea Flood Risk Management Plan

Flood Risk Management Plan 2015 (PDF) [10MB]

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