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Consultation on the Lancashire Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2021–2027  




The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 designated Blackburn-with-Darwen Council, Blackpool Council and Lancashire County Council as Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs). The councils have a range of powers, duties and responsibilities and manage flood risk from 'local' sources. These local sources of flooding are surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses. The councils want your views on our joint draft Lancashire Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.  


Under Section 9 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, Lead Local Flood Authorities must produce a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy which is consistent with the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy and we must publicly consult on our Draft Strategy.  


The aim is to better protect and improve flood resilience for the people of Lancashire. It sets out how we will concentrate our resources and efforts to improve our understanding of local flood risks, whilst delivering schemes, and supporting our businesses and communities.


The strategy and consultation are only intended to address local sources of flooding. The strategy is not concerned with managing flood risk from main rivers, coastal or sewerage sources, because these are covered by the Environment Agency’s Plans and Assessments Framework and a national strategy.


About this consultation


This survey is being undertaken by Infusion Research, part of Blackpool Council's Corporate Development Unit. Data will be gathered in accordance with the Infusion privacy notice accessible from Blackpool Council's website. Completing this survey is voluntary, responses will be anonymised and no personal data relating to any individual will be collected or stored. Data relating to the responses of organisations will reference the name of the organisation if relevant to the response. Analysis of the data gathered will be shared with partner organisations. The findings from the survey are for consultation purposes only, and will be used to provide recommendations on the contents of the draft Lancashire Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2021 - 2027.


How your views will be used


A report on the results of the consultation will be made publicly available on the three councils websites in Summer 2021. The report will be considered as part of the approval of the final strategy.


How to complete this survey


This survey contains all the key information needed to comment on the strategy, but you may find it helpful to refer to the full draft strategy document when considering your answers. If you have started the survey but need to come back to it later you can save your progress by clicking 'save', but please ensure you click 'submit' at the end of the survey to send us your respones.
The survey should take 15-20 minutes to complete. Please send your response by
19th March 2021.
If you wish to raise any issues about the strategy which are not covered by the questions below, please email

 Do you agree to participate in the survey? The data collected will be used to inform the contents of the Lancashire Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2021 – 2027.
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