The Suffolk Flood Risk Management Partnership

The Suffolk Flood Risk Management Partnership (SFRMP) will be responsible for co-ordinating the implementation of any actions required as a result of the Floods and Water Management Act 2010  and the Flood Risk Regulations 2009.

Latest News

The new NFU Flooding Manifesto was launched in January.

For latest news from the Environment Agency Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) see the FCERM Stakeholder Forum Update Paper December 2016.

The latest edition of the Flood and Coast News is now available, click here for an insight into the breadth of activities undertaken by the Suffolk Flood Risk Management Partnership and Suffolk Coast Forum members.

Flood Re is a new national scheme designed to help provide better access to affordable home insurance for those in high flood-risk areas across the UK. It represents a long-term, sustainable approach to providing home insurance for those at flood risk. Find out more by accessing the Flood Re information leaflet which describes how Flood Re will work for customers.

Suffolk Flood Risk Management Strategy

Suffolk's Flood Risk Management Strategy is an important new tool to help everyone understand and manage flood risk within the county. The strategy summarises the information available on the risk of flooding in Suffolk and ways to manage that risk.

Appendices to the Strategy can be viewed below:

Sustainable Drainage

The new national SuDS guidance has just been published. This should be read alongside the Suffolk Local SuDS Guide.

A short film has been produced by Stroud District Council on rural sustainable drainage and natural flood management which is well worth viewing. View Here.

Flood Investigations

Under Section 19 of the Flood & Water Management Act 2010, the County Council must investigate significant flooding to identify which risk management authorities have relevant flood risk management functions, and whether each of those authorities has exercised, or is proposing to exercise, those functions in response to the flood. The need to investigate a particular flood is determined on a case-by-case basis considering factors such as the likely source of the flood and the number of properties affected. Click here to view the results of any flood investigations that we undertake


The group currently includes the following members:

  • Anglian Water
  • Babergh District Council
  • Broads Authority
  • E&S Water
  • East Suffolk Internal Drainage Board
  • Ely Group Internal Drainage Board
  • Environment Agency
  • Forest Heath District Council
  • Highways Agency
  • Ipswich Borough Council
  • Mid Suffolk District Council
  • Natural England
  • National Farmers Union
  • Regional Flood and Coastal Committee
  • St Edmundsbury Borough Council
  • Suffolk Coastal District Council
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Suffolk Resilience Forum
  • Waveney District Council
  • Waveney, Lower Yare & Lothingland Internal Drainage Board

Terms of reference

The Suffolk Flood Partnerships terms of reference can be viewed here


Jane Burch

Flood & Coastal Policy Manager, Suffolk County Council  Tel: 01473 264782

Needham Market


Suffolk Flood Risk Partnership Minutes

Suffolk Coast and Flood News

Find out the latest infomation about flood legislation, policy and local activities