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.
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 name||Location||Target date||Works|
|Heworth||Sunderland Road, Shields Road: Heworth||Completed||Additional highway drainage and road resurfacing|
|Ridgeway and Leam Lane||The Willows, Scott's Court, Langley Avenue, Leam Lane: Leam Lane||May to November 2019||Additional highway drainage, road junction table and stormwater storage in verge|
|Green Lane Gardens||Green Lane Gardens, Eastwood Gardens, Hepburn Gardens, Park Road / Felling Bypass: Nest Estate, Felling||September 2019 to January 2020||Additional highway drainage, swales, stormwater storage basin (shared with Innovation Village) and road resurfacing|
|St Mary's Terrace||St Mary's Terrace, Grange Lonnen: Ryton||October to November 2019||Culverted watercourse diversion|
Highways and Flood Risk team
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