Local flood risk management strategy
Leicester City Council is a lead local flood authority (LLFA) and is responsible for producing, maintaining, applying and monitoring a local flood risk management strategy (LFRMS). This strategy forms the framework within which we engage local communities in developing local flood risk management decisions, and explains how we will support them to become better informed about flood risk issues generally.
Deciding on the strategy
Before the strategy was made available for public viewing a stakeholder’s consultation event was held in June. The council invited representatives from organisations that work alongside the council to help mitigate risk of flooding in Leicester and asked partners for their input and recommendations for the draft strategy.
Recording the findings
After the event, recommendations that were made (you can see the report on strategy findings in the attachments below) were included into the strategy which was then released for public consultation.
Consultations one and two
The strategy for consultation was made available to the public between 4 August and 12 October 2014. During this period all members of the public could comment either online or by hard copy. Responses were completed in the form of a questionnaire.
During this period there was also opportunity to make comments about the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and make suggestions on improvement people felt will benefit the city.
The Flood Risk Management team organised a number of events to promote and inform the public both about the strategy and flood risk in Leicester. The team set up displays across the city and guidance on flooding concerns in Leicester was also given by the team at events.
We closed the first consultation on 12 October 2014 and collated the results, making changes where comments had been made. We then launched a second consultation on the changes made to ensure we had interpreted responses correctly. This closed on 28 January 2015 and the majority of those that responded were in favour.
We were then able to get the strategy approved through the executive and circulated the document throughout the city and around our partners.
Contact the flood risk management team
Please contact us to report flooding incidents in the city of for advice on flooding issues concerning your home or business
Send us a message
You can get in touch by phone using the following number…0116 454 1001 (or 0116 254 4344 outside office hours) ×
Write to us
If you need to send us a letter, please use the following address…
Flood risk team
Castle Park Depot - Highway maintenance
90, Leycroft Road