County consultation on risk of flooding

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A public consultation about a new plan aimed at reducing the harm floods cause to people and property has begun.

Lancashire County Council has been designated a Lead Local Flood Authority after the Government introduced changes to the way flood risk is managed, following widespread flooding across the UK in the summer of 2007.

It has a new role to coordinate activities by councils, water companies, the Environment Agency, communities and other partners to improve the way flood risk is managed.

The Lancashire Local Flood Risk Management Strategy explains the nature of the county’s flood risk and causes, who is responsible for managing various types of flooding, and outlines specific objectives and measures to reduce the risk.

You can view and comment on the plan at

A consultation event will be held at County Hall in Preston on January 22 at 7pm.