Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Emergency Planning, Flood Mitigation, In The Press, Planning.

Here is the Environment Agency FCERM strategy which was launched in September 2020 and on which the webinar at the Flood and Coast conference ‘Creating Climate Resilient Places’ was based.

Community resilience and involvement in decisions about their environment is a key feature in the strategy for example (edited extracts)

  • Local people and local partners should be at the heart of making local choices about the best combination of resilience actions for achieving greater flood and coastal resilience in the places in which they live and work.
  • Clearing vegetation
  • Clearing around flood defences – this includes drains, ditches, watercourses, trash screens on culverts as these are effectively part of our flood defences by getting rainfall run-off into the larger watercourses and drainage systems.
  • Working with emergency responders, community groups and volunteers to set up local flood groups
  • Training and supporting flood wardens based in local communities
  • Encouraging flood resilient building standards
  • Fitting property flood resilience measures to homes and properties

Planning for the future – consultation response to Part 1.

Posted & filed under Community Resilience, Planning.

National Flood Forum collated responses from local flood action groups, including Southwell Flood Forum and sent this letter (download) to the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government – our MP Rt Hon Robert Jenrick is Secretary of State for this department. A major planning overhaul in England will allow ‘automatic’ planning permission for new… Read more »