This report presented the draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy, required under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. Cabinet approval was requested to go out to public consultation.
The report explained that the first Local Flood Risk Management Strategy had been adopted in Autumn 2014. This update recognised areas which had increased in flood risk, policy changes at both the national and local level and took account of new development within Medway.
The Cabinet approved commencement of public consultation on the Local Flood Management Strategy, set out at Appendix 1 to the report.
By agreeing to the consultation, it will enable the Council to fulfill its duties as a Lead Local Flood Authority to develop, maintain, apply, and monitor a strategy for local flood risk management in its area (a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy).
The report proposed the adoption of a new Outdoor Events Policy and proposed new standardised fees and charges.