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Flood Risk Management Strategy

In our role as the lead local flood authority (LLFA) we have a number of roles and responsibilities associated with flood risk which are outlined in the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (opens new window).

The  Flood Risk Management Strategy (PDF) [999KB] (opens new window)  outlines our responsibilities as the LLFA and how we intend to deliver them. The strategy, and summary (PDF) [315KB] (opens new window) , have been developed with council services to ensure it is achievable and that it considers the council's aspirations outlined in Vision 2030, the Core Strategy and local plan.

In addition to the our own responsibilities it identifies the roles and responsibilities of others responsible for managing flood risk including risk management authorities (RMA's) including the Environment Agency and Northumbrian Water. 

Flood risk management scheme programme 2019/20

Project nameLocationTarget dateWorks
HeworthSunderland Road, Shields Road: HeworthCompletedAdditional highway drainage and road resurfacing
Ridgeway and Leam LaneThe Willows, Scott's Court, Langley Avenue, Leam Lane: Leam LaneMay to November 2019Additional highway drainage, road junction table and stormwater storage in verge
Green Lane GardensGreen Lane Gardens, Eastwood Gardens, Hepburn Gardens, Park Road / Felling Bypass: Nest Estate, FellingSeptember 2019 to January 2020Additional highway drainage, swales, stormwater storage basin (shared with Innovation Village) and road resurfacing
St Mary's TerraceSt Mary's Terrace, Grange Lonnen: RytonOctober to November 2019Culverted watercourse diversion

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    Highways and Flood Risk team
    Civic Centre
    Regent Street
    NE8 1HH

    0191 433 3125