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.
Environment Agency to Rationalise the Main River Network. Find out about Environment Agency's Plans to Rationalise the Main River Network and read more in the latest Norfolk and Suffolk Rivers Community Newsletter.
The new NFU Flooding Manifesto was launched in January 2017.
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.
- Suffolk Flood Risk Management Strategy
- Managing flood risk in Suffolk - a summary of the Strategy
- The Action Plan
Appendices to the Strategy can be viewed below:
- Appendix A – SuDS Guidance
- Appendix B – Consenting Policy
- Appendix C – Protocol for Advising LPAs
- Appendix D – Flood Investigation
The new national SuDS guidance has just been published.
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.
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
Flood & Coastal Policy Manager, Suffolk County Council
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01473 264782
What to do before, during and after a flood - Practical advice on what to do to protect yourself and your property.
Environment Agency's interactive maps showing flood risks, coastal erosion, flood and coastal schemes, etc. Click on the topic of interest then locate and zoom into the area of interest.
Obtaining Flood Risk insurance This guide aims to provide, in one place, information that will help you to obtain a suitable policy if you live in a high risk area.