Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, as a lead Local Flood Authority, has a legal duty under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 to “develop, maintain, apply and monitor” a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

This Strategy is a tool to help understand and manage flood risk within Calderdale. Its principal aim is to tackle local flood risks, including flooding from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses. In Calderdale, flooding from main rivers, canals and reservoirs create complex and interconnected sources of flooding, so this Strategy considers all flooding.

The final Local Flood Risk Management Strategy sets out priority relative objectives, measures and actions for:

  • Building a better understanding of flood risk issues.
  • Taking steps to reduce flood risk in Calderdale.
  • Developing schemes that will manage residual flood risk.
  • Being better prepared for flood events.

The Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and Summary can be seen here: