Draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2016-2026

Closed 10 Apr 2016

Opened 29 Feb 2016


We would like to hear your views on our draft East Sussex Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

The County Council is the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) for East Sussex under the Flood and Water Management Act (2010). In its role the Council manages local flood risk, which covers flooding from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses.

The draft revised Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS) 2016-2026 sets out the Council’s priorities for managing the effects of local flooding in East Sussex. It is the second edition of the strategy and, once adopted, will replace the LFRMS 2013-2016. The Strategy has also been revised to reflect the Council’s new role as a statutory consultee to the planning system with regard to drainage and surface water management matters.

The revised Strategy aims to:

  • clearly outline the County Council’s role as a Lead Local Flood Authority
  • assess the local flood risk in East Sussex
  • explain the different sources of flooding, and which authorities have a role to play
  • provide standing advice to both planners and developers on sustainable drainage as part of new development


The Delivery Plan for the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy outlines the actions to be progressed to address local flooding issues. It is updated independently of Strategy, so is not subject to the current consultation. The 2015-2016 Delivery Plan can be viewed using the link within the 'Related Information' section.

To make sure the strategy is relevant to all stakeholders in the county; the Council welcomes your views. 


What happens next

All comments will be received and considered. Your responses and comments will be used to inform the final Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2016 - 2026. We aim to formally adopt the strategy during autumn 2016.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Communication
  • Strategies and policies
  • Planning
  • Flooding
  • Environment
  • Housing
  • Businesses
  • Emergency Planning
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Community organisations