Under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, Rochdale Council became a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) with responsibilities for a series of duties and powers relating to the management of flood risk in the borough. As part of its new duties, the Council is required to publish a flood risk management strategy setting out significant flood risks in the borough and how it intends to address them as a LLFA including working with the Environment Agency and other stakeholders with a responsibility for flood risk management.
Rochdale Council has now produced a flood risk management strategy which is now available to view. The strategy focuses on local flood risk from rivers and water bodies in the borough and also from surface water and groundwater. It identifies the responsibilities for Rochdale Council as a LLFA, the Environment Agency and United Utilities in respect of managing flood risk and sustainable drainage and sets out a number of key objectives and strategic proposals for how our most significant risks can be better managed and reduced through the ten year lifetime of the strategy to 2024.