Have your say on local Flood Risk Management Plans

People in Brighton & Hove are being given the chance to have their say on plans which will look to manage the risk of flooding in the city.

The Environment Agency is launching a consultation today (Friday 22 October) on its Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMP)

The consultation will run until 21 January 2022. 

Comments will help to form what actions will be taken to manage flood risk until 2027.

What are Flood Risk Management Plans (FMRP)? 

These are strategic plans which contain measures for managing significant flood risk.

They’re put together by the Environment Agency, working closely with local authorities like Brighton & Hove City Council and other risk management authorities.

Why the consultation is taking place?

Brighton & Hove was identified as having areas at risk of flooding from surface water (which runs off from roads and pavements) in 2017.

The Environment Agency and local authorities with Flood Risk Areas, have a legal duty to consult on FRMPs.

What you can comment on  

The consultation covers all the draft second cycle flood risk management plans (FRMPs) in England.  

You can comment on any of these, but we are especially interested in your comments and views on the Brighton & Hove content in the South East River Basin District Plan.