Give us your views to help manage flooding risk

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010, means that Local Authorities must have a strategy to manage the risk of local flooding, and must update them every 6 years.

Published: Tuesday, 10th May 2022

Image of Surface Water and Sewer flooding on Ferndale Avenue in October 2012

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010, means that Local Authorities must have a strategy to manage the risk of local flooding, and must update them every 6 years.  Hounslow last produced a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS) in 2015, meaning a new one is now due.

It’s vital that our community understands and influences the processes that are part of our flood management work

What is flooding?

A flood is an overflow of water than submerges land that is usually dry, it can occur as an overflow from water bodies such as rivers and lakes, or due to a build up of rainwater on saturated ground.

Why it is so important that flooding is managed

Flooding can cause significant damage to homes and businesses bringing social and economic impacts, so it is important that we have ways to manage and reduce the risks of flooding.

Evidence around climate change means its increasingly likely that there will be more flooding, and that the UK has become wetter over the last few decades.  Increasing rates or urban development, and environmental pressures from the location of Heathrow Airport are factors supporting the need for the strategy.

How to give your views

Please fill in this short survey here  

The survey is open from May 9 to 20 June 2022

You can submit comments to us by email, quoting, ‘LFRMS Consultation' to: flooding@hounslow.gov.uk,

or by post to:

Lead Local Flood Authority, Hounslow House, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3EB.

For information in an alternative format, please email flooding@hounslow.gov.uk

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