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Local Strategy

During August and September 2020 we are consulting our partners and the public. This is on an update of the Cornwall Local Flood Risk Management Strategy. The updated Strategy and an online survey for responding can be accessed here:

We welcome your views.

Under Section 9 of the Flood and Water Management Act. Cornwall Council, as Lead Local Flood Authority, is required to:

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  • develop
  • maintain
  • apply
  • monitor and
  • publish a Local Strategy for flood risk management

The Cornwall Local Flood Risk Management Strategy was formally adopted by the Council on 5 November 2014. An internal and partner consultation took place during January and February 2014. A public consultation then took place during June and July 2014.

The Strategy is in 3 parts:

  • Part 1 - Vision
  • Part 2 - Evidence
  • Part 3 - Actions.

This provides an overview of the flood risk issues in Cornwall and the potential sources of flooding. Part 1 of the Strategy sets out the flood risk management roles and responsibilities of Cornwall Council and others. It explains:

  • the structure of the Cornwall Local Flood Risk Management Strategy
  • how it fits in with other strategies and plans and
  • considers the pressures that are likely to influence future flood risk in Cornwall

It introduces seven overarching themes:

  • Working together
  • Evidence
  • Communities
  • Development planning and regeneration
  • Catchment approach
  • Prioritising and funding
  • Multiple benefits

For each theme, a main objective is stated. A series of aims and measures and examples of aspirations are also given.

Part 1 of the Strategy is actually a collection of associated documents. Including a Sustainability Appraisal and response to the public consultation. 

To access these documents please follow the link on the menu.

These will be provided for 28 communities in Cornwall that were identified as having the highest flood risk. As determined from the Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment process. 

The Local flood Risk Profiles will be living documents. They will be continuously developed as new issues are identified, or old problems solved.

Please follow the link on the menu to access the Flood Risk Profiles page. 

These are produced within an Annual Report from 2016.  These reports reflect upon flood risk management actions taken in the previous 12 months and set out plans for the next 12 months.

Please follow the link on the menu to access the Annual Report page.