Derbyshire County Council consultation on flooding

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There is still time for residents and businesses to make their views known to help Derbyshire County Council draw-up a new plan to help address flooding.

New powers were given to the county council by the Government to help prevent, protect and prepare against the effects of possible flooding in the future.

One of the first tasks is to produce a plan for Derbyshire called the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy. But first the county council wants to know what local people think.

A consultation is on-going to find out where the problems are and what should be done about them.

Coun Carol Hart, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for public health, said: “Flooding is a serious issue. It can cause damage, disruption and destruction wherever it occurs.

“Increasingly heavy rainfall here in the UK over the past few years suggests the risk of flooding could be getting worse. That’s why we need to help prevent, protect and prepare for the future.

“We work closely with other organisations responsible for helping to deal with flooding. But people living and working in Derbyshire are also well-placed to tell us where there are problems and we want to know what they think we should be doing about them.”

To take part in the consultation, visit