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Public consultation launched on RCT Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

A public consultation is now underway on updating the current Local Flood Risk Management Strategy – and residents are invited to share their views to help influence how flood risk is managed over the next six years.

The consultation has been started following Rhondda Cynon Taf Cabinet’s decision in November 2022 to commence a review of the strategy, which was initially published in 2013. The review process will enable the Council to update the strategy as required under Section 10 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, to align it with the objectives, measures and policies of the National Strategy.

The Council, as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), has a duty to develop, maintain, apply and monitor a strategy for local flood risk management. This is an important ongoing process which covers the potential risk from local sources – including ordinary watercourses, surface runoff and groundwater.

It details the objectives and measures on how the LLFA intends to manage flood risk, setting out to adopt a holistic approach to flood risk management.

The public consultation has recently got underway, and it will be a six-week process ending on Tuesday, January 24 (2023). The process will welcome comments from the Council’s risk partners and members of staff, as well as members of the public and our neighbouring Local Authorities.

Find out more about the update to the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy, and have your say on the Council’s website, here. All feedback will help to inform a draft strategy, and there will be a further opportunity for residents to have their say on proposed revisions to the current strategy in a future consultation.